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Ex-UAW Official Gets 60 Days in Prison in Corruption Scandal

Nov. 13, 2018, 8:21 PM

A former United Auto Workers official Nov. 13 was sentenced to 60 days in prison for accepting thousands of dollars in illegal payments from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and facilitating illegal payments to other union officials.

The sentence is the fourth in less than a week stemming from a Justice Department probe scrutinizing automobile company funding of union training facilities.

The government is investigating a scheme at the UAW and FCA in which millions of dollars were embezzled from the union’s National Training Center between 2009 and 2016. The funds were allegedly used to buy the union’s cooperation in collective bargaining...

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