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Officials Sentenced

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.

January 10th, 2018On January 10, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Angela Parrish-Wilson, former office manager for Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU) Joint Council 932 (located in Birmingham, Ala.), was sentenced to one month in prison and five years of supervised release. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $38,057. On July 27, 2017, Parrish-Wilson pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling union funds, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), and one count of bank fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1344. The sentencing follows an investigation conducted by the OLMS Tampa Resident Investigator Office.