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Ex-UAW President Gary Jones Gets 28 Months in Corruption Scheme

June 10, 2021, 1:54 PM

Former United Auto Workers president Gary Jones was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to funnel millions of dollars out of the labor organization to pay for lavish perks for himself and other high-ranking officials.

Jones admitted to embezzlement and racketeering in June of last year. He’s the latest union official to be punished following a wide-ranging probe of corruption at the union. His predecessor as UAW president, Dennis Williams, pleaded guilty in September and was ordered to spend 21 months behind bars last month.

Prosecutors alleged more than $3.5 million was funneled ...

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