August 27, 2020

Second ex-UAW chief charged in union embezzlement scandal

Detroit (AFP) – A second former president of the once-mighty United Auto Workers (UAW) was charged Thursday in a scandal involving embezzling more than $1 million in union funds.Dennis Williams was charged with conspiring with Gary Jones, his successor at the helm of the UAW, and other union officials to embezzle union funds from 2010 to 2019, US Attorney Matthew Schneider of the eastern district of Michigan said in a statement.”UAW officials concealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal expenditures” on lavish perks like high-end liquor, meals, cigars, golf gear and “multi-month long…


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