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Founder and Treasurer of Washington D.C. Security Guard Labor Union Charged with Stealing Pension Funds for Personal Use, Violating a Court Order and Obstructing Investigation Formerly an
WASHINGTON – The founder and treasurer of the National Association of Special Police and Security Officers (NASPSO) was charged today in a superseding indictment with mail fraud, theft from a labor organization, obstruction of justice, criminal contempt and various recordkeeping offenses related to his operation of a pension plan for NASPSO members. NASPSO is a labor union representing private security guards assigned to protect federal buildings in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
The charges were announced by Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; Mabel Capolongo, Director of the Philadelphia Regional Office of the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor; Robert L. Panella, Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Inspector General, Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations of the Washington, D.C. Regional Office, and Mark Wheeler, Director of the Washington District Office of the Office of Labor Management Standards.
Caleb Gray-Burriss, 60, of Washington, D.C., will be arraigned on April 4, 2011, in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Gray-Burriss originally was charged in June 2010 with four counts of mail fraud.
According to the superseding indictment, from approximately June 2004 through February 2011, Gray-Burriss wrote numerous checks to himself or to other third parties from the checking account where he had placed funds intended for the NASPSO pension plan. The superseding indictment alleges that Gray-Burriss spent more than $100,000 of the pension plan funds in this way, while at the same time falsely maintaining that it was an operational fund that he was properly administering and that was providing benefits to the beneficiaries. Gray-Burriss previously settled a civil suit which, in part, addressed his unlawful conduct with respect to NASPSO-sponsored health and benefit plans.
The superseding indictment charges Gray-Burriss with criminal contempt of a court order after he allegedly stole money from the NASPSO treasury to pay his personal fines due in the civil settlement. The superseding indictment also alleges that Gray-Burriss resumed his involvement with NASPSO-sponsored health and pension plans after the civil lawsuit was settled, even though he was prohibited by court order from doing so.
In addition, the superseding indictment charges that Gray-Burriss, while an officer and employee of NASPSO, stole more than $115,000 in NASPSO funds through unauthorized salary increases and bonuses to himself, cash withdrawals from ATMs, reimbursement for unauthorized vacations and trips to casinos, personal dental work, and other goods and services. Gray-Burriss also allegedly unlawfully used NASPSO funds to pay his parking tickets and personal fines in a civil lawsuit. Finally, the superseding indictment charges Gray-Burriss with two counts of obstructive of justice for concealing and/or destroying NASPSO records and attempting to induce a witness to withhold testimony and records during the grand jury investigation.
An indictment is merely an allegation, and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Gray-Burriss faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of the mail fraud and obstruction of justice charges. The theft from a labor organization charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Gray-Burriss also faces additional penalties if convicted of the criminal contempt and recordkeeping charges.
The investigation leading to the superseding indictment of Gray-Burriss was conducted by investigators from three agencies of the U.S. Department of Labor – the Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Office of Labor Management Standards and the Office of Inspector General, Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations. The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Vincent Falvo of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Section.
On August 16, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, a second superseding indictment was returned charging Caleb Gray-Burriss, President of the National Association of Special Police and Security Officers (NASPSO), located in Washington, D.C., on multiple counts. The superseding indictment charges Gray-Burriss with two additional counts of embezzlement from a labor organization, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c), for embezzling $68,374.99 from the union and one count of conspiracy to embezzle, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371. Gray-Burriss was previously indicted on four counts of embezzlement from a labor organization totaling more than $116,000, six counts of mail fraud totaling more than $102,000, one count of criminal contempt; two counts of tampering with a witness by corrupt persuasion; one count of failure to file reports required by the LMRDA; one count of falsification of reports required by the LMRDA; and one count of failure to maintain records in sufficient detail required by the LMRDA. The indictment follows a joint investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office, the Employee Benefits Security Administration, and the Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, December 5, 2012
Founder and President of Labor Union Convicted in Washington for Stealing from Union’s Treasury and Pension Fund, Related Crimes
WASHINGTON – The founder and president of the National Association of Special Police and Security Officers (NASPSO) – which represents private security guards assigned to protect federal buildings in the metropolitan Washington area – was convicted yesterday in Washington federal court, following a jury trial, of 18 counts related to his theft of union treasury and pension funds, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
Caleb Gray-Burriss, 62, of Washington, was convicted on six counts of mail fraud, seven counts of theft from a labor organization, one count each of obstruction of justice and criminal contempt, and three counts of union recordkeeping offenses. Joining in the announcement of the verdict were Marc I. Machiz, Director of the Philadelphia Regional Office of the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor; Michael S. Barcus, Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Regional Office of the Department of Labor, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations; and District Director Mark Wheeler, of the Department of Labor’s Washington District Office of the Office of Labor-Management Standards.
In June 2010, Mr. Gray-Burriss was charged with four counts of mail fraud in connection with his operation of a pension plan for members of NASPSO. A grand jury returned two superseding indictments in April 2011 and August 2012, which also charged offenses committed by Gray-Burriss while he was released on bail.
According to the evidence at trial, from approximately June 2004 through February 2011, Gray-Burriss wrote numerous checks to himself or to other third parties from the NASPSO pension plan checking account. The evidence also showed that Gray-Burriss spent more than $100,000 of the pension plan funds in this way, while falsely maintaining it was an operational fund that he was properly administering and that was providing benefits to the beneficiaries. The evidence further showed that Gray-Burriss committed criminal contempt of a court order addressing his prior misappropriation of pension and health plan funds after Gray-Burriss resumed his scheme in 2009 to defraud employers and NASPSO members of pension funds.
In addition, the evidence presented at trial showed that Gray-Burriss, while an officer and employee of NASPSO, stole over $150,000 in NASPSO funds consisting of cash withdrawals to himself, unauthorized salary increases and bonuses to himself and another person, fraudulently drawn checks to himself – purportedly for employment taxes on behalf of NASPSO – and unlawfully used NASPSO funds to pay his personal fines in a civil lawsuit.
The jury also found that Gray-Burriss committed obstruction of justice by destroying or concealing NASPSO financial records during a grand jury investigation; failing to file required annual reports on behalf of NASPSO, falsifying those reports, and failing to maintain properly the records of NASPSO.
At sentencing, which is currently scheduled for Feb. 28, 2013, Gray-Burris faces a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of the mail fraud counts, five years in prison and a $10,000 fine on each of the theft from a labor organization and conspiracy counts; five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the criminal contempt count; 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the obstruction count, and a year in prison and a $10,000 fine for the recordkeeping offenses.
The investigation was conducted by agents and investigators of the U.S. Department of Labor. Trial Attorney Vincent J. Falvo of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Trial Attorney Tracee Plowell, of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section prosecuted the case.
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90 Rapid Armored Security Drivers and Messengers File a UD Petition on 8/27/2012 to Stop The Dues to FCGOA!
238 G4S Security Officers working at the Department of Justice File a Petition to Decertify FCGOA 7/20/12
Plus a UD Petittion To Stop The Dues to FCGOA on 8/9/2012
100 Plus MVM Officers LOCAL 502 ICE/NCR Washington DC DEMANDING RESPECT
File a UD Election to STOP THE DUES to FCGOA and GUY JAMES 2/28/2012
117 Andrews International Officers Working at Fashion Institute of Technology FIT Also File a UD Election 4/10/2012 to STOP THE DUES to Guy James SEE UD PETITION Above
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Former FCGOA E Board Members (Mouseketeers)
Ronald Mikell and Jimmy Napolitano
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It has been reported that US Security has lost the contract at the Fashion Institute of Technology as of January 1,2012. The new employer will be Andrews Security. The 100 plus officers have stated that they WANT OUT OF FCGOA and are presently signing membership cards for SEIU 32BJ. One officer stated "FCGOA is a JOKE" "They promised us the world and all they got us was a 12 cent raise." On 4/10/2012 These Officers Filed a UD Election to Stop the Dues to James Dippolito
FCGOA President Guy James Amends the FCGOA's Constitution and By-Laws to Collect 100% of the Dues Money, Plus the Ability to Charge What
( The Mickey Mouse Board) Think the DUES Should Be!
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I Now Collect 100% of The DUES Money
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PAID TO GUY JAMES? Here's How
WHAT IS A DEAUTHORIZATION ELECTION? You (or someone you know) may work under a contract that requires employees to “join” the union or pay dues or fees to the union as a condition of employment.
This is frequently referred to as a “union security clause,” but it is really a forced unionism clause that hands union officials the power to get workers fired for not paying dues to a union that they do not support.
Under the National Labor Relations Act, employees can call for a special election to get rid of the “union security clause,” and thereby rid their workplace of forced unionism. This is called a Deauthorization Election, because employees "deauthorize" the forced-unionism clause and remove it from the contract.
A deauthorization election has only one purpose and effect: to remove the forced-unionism clause from the contract. The remainder of the contract, including all wages and benefits, remains in effect and the union continues to serve as the exclusive bargaining representative, whether or not the employees pay any dues or fees. Even after a successful deauthorization, every employee remains fully covered by the contract, whether or not he or she remains a union member or pays any dues.
HOW TO GET STARTED: First, employees should assess the strength of support for deauthorization within their overall bargaining unit. Usually, is it not worth calling for such an election unless the petitioning employees believe they will be able to garner the support of a majority of their fellow employees. This is especially true because in order to successfully "deauthorize" a forced unionism clause, the NLRB requires the petitioning employees to garner the votes of a majority of those employees eligible to vote, not just a majority of those employees who show up to vote on election day!
In order to proceed, employees should begin collecting signatures on a petition which reads something like the following: PRESS HERE
These signatures should be collected when the employees are on non-work time, and in non-work areas! You must fill in the names of the union and employer in the blank spaces above before you collect signatures.
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FCGOA Withdraws its Petition to Represent Grand Central Partnership Officers in New York after they are served with a Subpoena Challenging their
The FCGOA Also Ran Away After the SEIU Also Challanged their 9(b)(3) in Watkins Security.
What is FCGOA So Afraid Of and Who Really Runs FCGOA...Vincent Dippolito?
BREAKING NEWS Two Financially Broke Organizations Join Forces The FCGOA and The United Federation of Special Police and Security Officers, Inc.
Ralph Purdy President of The United Federation of Special Police and Security Officers, Inc Now Aligns Himself With Guy James Below
Above is the Minutes of the Meeting Showing the Affiliation Between the FCGOA and the UFSPSO See Above.
Both the FCGOA and the UFSPSO are Financially Broke! FCGOA with Assets of Minus $81,274 and the UFSPSO with Net Assets of Just $59,712 See Above.
Below are some of the Recent Decerts to Get Rid of BOTH Ralph Purdy and the UFSPSO and Guy James FCGOA President as well as an Audit Conducted By The Department of Labor Against the UFSPSO
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FACTS: Net Assets $59,712
Cash on Hand $3,201
UFSPSO Continues to LOSE MEMBERS
Ralph Purdy & Co
In a NO Confident Vote the Public Safety Officers of the Grand Central Partnership Voted AGAINST the UFSPSO. They Received 1 Vote.
On 8/30/12 The Driver and Messengers Working for GARDA in Ohio Voted Against Joining the UFSPSO. They only received 8 Votes.
Ron Mikell Now Holds the Honor of Being off the Board of Two Unions The FCGOA and The UGSOA. While Jimmy Napolitano was thrown off of just one Executive Board The FCGOA Board.
RALPH PURDY is no Stranger When it Comes To Working With Corrupt Individuals
According to LM-2 reports filed with the Department of Labor. See pg 5. ALBERT J. PIRRO, Jr Received $89,840 as the LEGAL COUNSEL for Ralph Purdy and the UFSPSO.
He is also Listed as providing services for Purdy's other Organization United Federation of Police Officers, Inc see below.
However when we Searched We Found NO Records!
According To Ronald A. Mikell FCGOA Director National Capital Region prior to his removal from the FCGOA Executive Board. "There is a new day dawning and that new day is the FCGOA which spells the end of sweetheart deals cut with the Security Companies. There is a new Sheriff and that new Sheriff is Guy James who believes in a democratic labor environment and the protection of his members vice the enrichment of himself and his cronies."
" We are not slowing down or backing down we will dismantle the status quo." BOY WAS HE WRONG!
Guy James SELLS-OUT Rapid Armored Drivers and Messengers in Brooklyn New York So They FIGHT BACK and File a Decertification Election to Get Rid of FCGOA!
It has Been Reported that Some of the Rapid Armored Employees have exceeded their FCGOA $50,000 Yearly Medical Benefits and Now CANNOT AFFORD to Pay Their Medical Bills!
FCGOA's LM-2 s Show FCGOA
Is Financially Broke having Net Assets of Minus - $81,274 Dollars
Other Facts : While The FCGOA is Financially Broke and in Trouble it was revealed that FCGOA Officers Paid Themselves a Salary and other Allowances Amounting to $72,813 Dollars with FCGOA President Guy James Taking The Majority of The Money $47,273
Being in the RED by Minus - $81,272 Dollars
How Can They Represent You?
Now That Guy James has YOUR Dues Money Coming In Each Month He Can Finally Afford to Take His Date to an Amusement Park
Here are just a few NLRB Cases the National League of Justice and Security Professionals was Involved in as you will see They Have NO Idea What Their Doing. Read The Decisions by the NLRB.
80 Rapid Armored Security Drivers and Messengers have filed a DECERTIFICATION Petition to GET RID of Guy James and the FCGOA Union after FAILING to Negotiate a Contract after a year. Many of these Security Drivers and Messengers have complained that FCGOA President was Negotiating Back Room Sweetheart Deals in an effort to collect Dues. One officer stated that when another union appeared on the scene to help these officers Guy James suddenly called for a ratification meeting to lock in the contract. At that meeting FCGOA Officials tried to shove a contract down the throats of these officers DEMANDING that they first must Vote Yes for the Contract before Reading what first was negotiated. One officers stated 'what does Guy James think we are stupid?" What UNION Would Put in a CLAUSE in a Contract Giving Management the Right to Refer to their Policy in Regards to Dicipline??? or To Force their members into a Medical Program WITHOUT Pre-Existing Conditions????
Find Out What's Really Going on at FCGOA and Other Security Guard Unions from around the Country
On January 7, 2013, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Ava Ramey, former trustee of United Government Security Officers of America (UGSOA) Local 21 (located in Bowie, Md.), was sentenced to two years in prison followed by three years of probation. She was also ordered to pay restitution and forfeiture in the amount of $379,000. On June 25, 2012, Ramey pled guilty to one count of embezzlement from a labor organization, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office.
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Security Officers Local Treasurer in Mississippi Charged
On December 12, Paulette McClure, former treasurer of United Government Security Officers of America (UGSOA) Local 36, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi with embezzlement of $8,166.13 in funds from the Pattison, Miss.-based union. The indictment follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.
Ex-Trustee of Security Officers Local in Maryland Charged with $375K+ Theft; Pleads Guilty
Ava Ramey's job was to protect the financial interests of her union. Unfortunately, union member money wasn't secure whenever she handled it - which she frequently did. Last Monday, on June 25, Ramey, a former trustee of United Government Security Officers of America International Union (UGSOA) Local 21, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to embezzling more than $379,000 from the Bowie, Md.-based union over a roughly four-year period. She had been charged nearly three weeks earlier on June 5 following a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards and other agencies. At sentencing this October 12, she faces up to five years in prison and three years of supervised release, plus fines up to $250,000.
Security Officers Treasurer in Minnesota Pleads Guilty to Theft
On February 19, Michelle Lyn Adler, former treasurer of United Government Security Officers of America Local 24, pleaded guilty in Goodhue County (Minnesota) District Court to theft of between $1,000 and $5,000. She then was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay $1,700 in restitution, a $200 fine and an $83 surcharge. The guilty plea and sentencing follow a probe by the Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.
Security Officers Secretary-Treasurer in Minnesota Charged with Theft
On October 7, Michelle Adler, formerly secretary-treasurer of United Government Security Officers of America Local 24, was charged in Goodhue County (Minn.) District Court with one count of theft between $1,000 and $5,000 from the Lake City union. The action follows a probe by the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Labor-Management Standards.
On October 13, 2011, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, a criminal information was filed charging Patricia Moore, former employee and Secretary-Treasurer of the National Union of Protective Services Associations (NUPSA), located in Washington, D.C., with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for obtaining $109,866.17 from NUPSA and the National Union of Law Enforcement Associations (NULEA) for her personal use, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371. The charge follows an investigation by the OLMS Washington District Office, the Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General, and the Employee Benefits Security Administration.