Mike and Doug's relationship has been strained since December of 2011 and came to a breaking point after their mother passed away on May 21, 2013. The 14(D) charges were filed against Mike by Doug because he did not have control over his brother Mike and their mother's estate. Doug wants to take Mike's union membership away through the 14(D) charges to ensure his re-election as general president in 2015. When it became apparent to Doug that Mike intended to fight the charges and discuss their personal history at the July 25, 2013 Delegates Meeting, Doug had the SWRCC placed under Emergency Supervision. The reason was to silence Mike and prevent the true story from coming out.
On October 1, 2013, Mike McCarron posted this message on his website.
Important Update To All My Supporters— I was just informed that I was found guilty on all charges by the UBC Kangaroo Court.
At trial, I introduced 630 pages of documents and had nine witnesses testify on my behalf. In spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary of the charges, Frank Spencer, Jim Smith and Dave Tharpe did what they were told by my loving brother, dictator Doug. Shame on all of you! Shame also on Mike Draper, Justin (the minister) Weidner, and Doug’s director of real estate, Randy Sowell.
I would also like to thank the behind the scenes henchmen for the three documented instances of witness tampering and intimidation, as well as the introduction of falsified documents.
Democracy in this Brotherhood is Dead!—Don't miss this exchange between Mike and Doug on the floor of Local 1506 on 9.20.2013 fast forward video to 41 minutes into the meeting.
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