The Labor Department is investigating complaints of financial wrongdoing by the leadership of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Washington, in their management of the $670.6 million Teamsters Affiliates Pension Fund, Alan D. Lebowitz, deputy assistant secretary for program operations, said in congressional hearings today.
The Labor Department's pension office began the investigation April 23, after receiving a complaint from Teamsters local affiliate officers alleging wrongdoing by former IBT President Ron Carey and the two other trustees of the fund, he said. The allegations were presented by Joel LeFevre, secretary and treasurer of Teamsters Local 840, New York, and Anthony Rumore, president of the Teamsters Local 812 in Scarsdale, N.Y., Mr. Lebowitz said.
He made his remarks at a congressional investigation of the Teamsters' finances by Rep. Peter Hoekstra, chairman of the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee. Mr. Lebowitz did not disclose any details of the ongoing investigation, or when he expects it will be completed.