REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File PhotoA former president of the United Auto Workers, Gary Jones, on Thursday was sentenced to 28 months in jail for embezzling union funds as part of a larger federal probe into corruption in the union.
Jones, who pleaded guilty last June to charges he embezzled more than $1 million, appeared in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Thursday.
On Thursday morning, Jones pleaded for mercy from Judge Paul Borman and again apologized to the union and its members.
read moreThe UAW said Jones' sentencing brings to a close a "very dark chapter" in the union's history.
Jones' predecessor as head of the UAW, Dennis Williams, pleaded guilty to embezzlement of union funds in September and was sentenced to 21 months in prison last month.
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