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Corruption Probe of Fiat, UAW Leaders Brings Fifth Guilty Plea (1)

April 5, 2018, 6:48 PMUpdated: April 5, 2018, 7:59 PM

A fifth person pleaded guilty to charges connected to the federal corruption investigation targeting executives at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the United Auto Workers.

Keith Mickens, a former UAW employee in the union’s Chrysler Department, pleaded guilty April 5 to one count of conspiracy to violate the Labor-Management Relations Act, according to his plea agreement.

Mickens served as an administrative assistant to former UAW Vice President General Holiefield, who died in 2015. Mickens’ position as an assistant ended in 2014, and he left the union altogether in 2015, the UAW has said. His plea agreement says he bought items...

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