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Guilty Pleas

Office of Labor-Management Enforcement

The 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.

May 19th, 2011On May 19, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Tyson Pedigo, former General Secretary-Treasurer of Railroad Signalmen General Committee 12 (located in Meridian, Tex.), pled guilty to a charge of falsifying union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(c). The guilty plea follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.
August 23rd, 2007On August 23, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, James B. Green, former Secretary-Treasurer of Railroad Signalmen's Local Lodge 49, was sentenced to 25 months confinement, three years probation, ordered to pay a special assessment of $500, and ordered to pay restitution totaling $36,025.80. On May 17, 2007, Green pled guilty to five counts of embezzlement of labor organization funds. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Nashville District Office.