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Highest-Ranked UAW Official Yet Charged in U.S. Fiat Scandal (2)

March 18, 2019, 4:04 PM

The former head of the United Auto Workers’ unit representing workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV department was charged by federal prosecutors in Detroit with conspiracy to violate the Labor Management Relations Act, becoming the highest-ranked union official yet caught up in the investigation.

Norwood Jewell is the latest former UAW or company official charged by the U.S. over allegations that, starting in 2009 or earlier, millions of dollars were funneled from the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles training center to union leaders to buy labor peace. Three former FCA executives and three former UAW officials have pleaded guilty, as has the...

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