2015 LM-2 SAG AFTRA FINANCIAL FACTS
THE LM2 STATEMENT SUPPORTS QUESTIONABLE AND FINANCIALLY NEGLIGENT SPENDING PRACTICES ON BEHALF OF THE SAG-AFTRA STAFF. ALL FIGURES IN THIS DOCUMENT ARE TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE SAG-AFTRA LM2 STATEMENT. THE LM2 IS THE LEGAL YEAR END FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR SAG-AFTRA THAT IS SIGNED BY THE SECRETARY TREASURER AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE DEPARTMENT OF LABORS WEBSITE AT: https://olms.dol-esa.gov/query/getOrgQryResult.do
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2015 LM-2 SAG AFTRA Financial Facts
Howard spent in expenses year ending 4-30-2012/ $17,297
Year ending 4-30-2013 SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard's expenses/ $19,117
Year ending 4-30-2014 Howard's expenses/ $45,587
Year ending 4-30-2015 Howard's expenses/ $42,097
SAG-AFTRA president Alan Rosenberg's expenses ending 4-30-2006/ $9,461
Rosenberg's expenses ending 4-30-2007/ $20,275
Rosenberg's expenses ending 4-30-2008/ $18,094
Rosenberg's expenses ending 4-30-2009/ $11,330
The rent paid in NYC listed as one building in the 2015 LM-2 is $6,135,806
Note: all figures below are taken from the 2015 LM-2 year ending 4-30-2015
Rent is paid to the Stawski Partners in NY in the amount of $3,480,139 for one of the buildings(does not specify what address in the LM-2)
Rent in NY is also paid to Ogden Cap Properties, 545 Madison Ave, NY, NY 10022 in the amount of $2,630,059
The 3rd building's leasing company is 260-261 Madison Ave LLC, PO Box 8500, Philadelphia PA 19178 the total cost in 2014-15 was $2,928,264 to include a $1,800,000 million termination fee. (they bought out their lease)
The grand total spent on leasing buildings in NY year ending 4-30-2015 (LM-2) is $9,038,462. (gross fiscal negligence)
In Los Angeles the leasing company is 5757 Wilshire LLC/Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company, 1801,W Olympic Blvd, Pasadena Ca. Total monies paid by SAG-AFTRA year ending 4-30-2015 is $5,189,959.
112k was paid out for a Sun Trust mortgage buyout?
There is a car wash payment of $9,190 from the Prodet company located at 5670 Wilshire Blvd, LA CA, 90036
423k was paid out to audit services in 2015 (what did they audit?)
295k was paid out to 1900 Broadway/ listed as "expenses" (what is that?)
179k was paid out for "Monitoring Audits"
380k was paid to Talon Executive Security Services in NY ( they have offices in Costa Mesa Ca & Brooklyn NY )
Cohen Weiss and Simon was paid 301k (what for?)
Beeson Taylor & Bodine (Oakland Attorney's) were paid $24k
Valery Yaros from Studio City Ca was paid $69,828 For archiving
Funds held in trust due to others: $164 million??????
$445k for leasing Xerox copiers?
$24k spent at a Westlake Village Hotel?
$14k for seminar classes in lake Arrowhead?
Verizon wireless $22k in Albany NY? $18k in NJ? (do we have offices in Albany?)
$538K paid to Parking Concepts in LA.
$20k paid to MCTMT (a government agency) What is that for?
$24k was spent on furniture in Chicago at the Humanscale Furniture Corp.
$8,475 paid for State Bar dues in San Francisco?
$8,022 spent at Home depot on Sunset Blvd.
$36k spent at Custom Promotions in Southfield Mi.
$8,270 was spent at Iberia Operadora Airlines (they travel to Spain) What business do we have there?
$230k spent on lobbyist groups (The Flournoy Group, Broad and Gusman LLP and State & Broadway)
There are 156k active SAG-AFTRA members.
47,114 took an honorable withdrawal.
33,422 are suspended.
Some of the above I red flagged as I believed them questionable. Many I am sure are legit. We need a forensic accounting as the LM-2 is a very muddy document. Been up all night doing this. Hope it helps.