Second UAW president sentenced to jail in union corruption probe

Second UAW president sentenced to jail in union corruption probe

Gary Jones, the newly-elected President of the United Auto Employees (UAW), addresses the 37th UAW Constitutional Conference June14, 2018 at Cobo H

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Gary Jones, the newly-elected President of the United Auto Employees (UAW), addresses the 37th UAW Constitutional Conference June14, 2018 at Cobo Heart in Detroit, Michigan.

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DETROIT – The rapid previous president of the United Auto Employees was sentenced Thursday to 28 months in jail for his half in a scheme with different leaders to steal as a lot as $1.5 million in union funds for lavish journeys, {golfing}, alcohol and different luxuries.

Gary Jones is the second UAW president to be sentenced as a part of a multiyear corruption probe into the distinguished American labor union. He’s one among 15 folks to have been charged, together with three Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis) executives and his predecessor, Dennis Williams, who was sentenced final month to 21 months in prison.

His sentencing is among the many final within the investigation, which has tarnished the union’s fame, created distrust amongst its members and led to federal oversight of the UAW.

Through the listening to, Jones spoke rapidly and considerably emotionally as he apologized to the courtroom, his household and UAW members.

“I failed [my family], and I failed the UAW,” he mentioned earlier than asking and pleading with the decide for his mercy in sentencing.

Jones additionally should pay restitution or forfeit greater than $750,000, together with $550,000 in restitution to the UAW and $42,000 to the IRS.

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