Bloomberg Law
April 12, 2021, 9:26 PM

Prosecutors Select Watchdog to Enforce UAW Corruption Accord

Ian Kullgren
Ian Kullgren

Prosecutors asked a federal judge to appoint a well-known trial attorney and former government watchdog as the official monitor of the United Auto Workers union’s anti-corruption efforts.

Detroit-based federal prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge David Lawson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in a court filing Monday to appoint Jenner & Block attorney Neil Barofsky to oversee the union under a wide-ranging settlement with the federal government.

Barofsky previously served as the inspector general for Troubled Asset Relief Program, the $700 billion bailout program for the financial industry in 2008, creating a law enforcement program ...