Benefits to Members of Disclosure and Enforcement of Embezzlement Laws

Disclosure allows members, the public and government officials to uncover illegal and improper financial activities. Below are a few examples of how individuals have used the federal union financial disclosure forms (primarily the Form LM-2, which is filed by labor organizations with receipts of $250,000 or more) to expose corruption. If these financial disclosure reports were not publicly available, in many instances, these improper activities may never have been uncovered.