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Office of Labor-Management Enforcement
Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts both civil and criminal investigations of alleged violations of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and related laws.
These investigations by OLMS District Offices involve issues such as embezzlements of union funds, union officer elections, the filing of required reports by unions and others with OLMS, and the imposition of trusteeships over subordinate unions by a parent body. These investigations may result in legal enforcement actions.
March 22nd, 2002 On March 22, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Geri Abbe, former office secretary for Western Pulp and Paper Workers Local 5, pled guilty to one count of embezzling $15,690 in union funds. She had earlier been charged with embezzlement following an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.
February 22nd, 2002 On February 22, 2002, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Geri E. Abbe, former office secretary for Western Pulp and Paper Workers Local 5, was charged in a one-count information with embezzling $15,690 in union funds. The charges were brought following an investigation by the OLMS Seattle District Office.