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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.
Persons: Gary Jones, Rebecca Cook, Jones, Judge Paul Borman, " Jones, Saima Mohsin, Dennis Williams Organizations: United Auto Workers, National Association of, Advancement for Colored, REUTERS, UAW, Internal Revenue Service, U.S, Eastern, Eastern District of Michigan Locations: Detroit , Michigan, U.S, Detroit, Corsicana , Texas, Eastern District, United States
Second UAW president sentenced to 28 months in prison in union corruption probe
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Michael Wayland | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
Gary Jones, the newly-elected President of the United Auto Workers (UAW), addresses the 37th UAW Constitutional Convention June14, 2018 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Gary Jones is the second UAW president to be sentenced as part of a multiyear corruption probe into the prominent American labor union. His sentencing is among the last in the multiyear corruption probe, which has tarnished the union's reputation, created mistrust among its members and led to federal oversight of the UAW. During the hearing, Jones spoke quickly and somewhat emotionally as he apologized to the court, his family and UAW members. "I failed [my family], and I failed the UAW," he said before asking and pleading the judge for his mercy in sentencing.
Persons: Gary Jones, Dennis Williams, Jones Organizations: United Auto Workers, UAW, Convention, Cobo Center, Fiat Chrysler Locations: Detroit , Michigan, DETROIT
Ex-UAW president sentenced to 21 months in prison in union corruption scheme
  + stars: | 2021-05-11 | by ( Michael Wayland | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.88   time to read: +1 min
United Auto Workers union president Dennis Williams raises his arm in solidarity after his farewell speech during the 37th Constitutional Convention in Detroit, Michigan, June 13, 2018. DETROIT – A former president of the United Auto Workers who took part in a scheme along with other union officials that embezzled at least $1.5 million in member funds for lavish trips, golfing, alcohol and other luxuries was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in prison. Dennis Williams is the highest-ranking union official to be sentenced as part of a multiyear corruption probe into the prominent American union. Under terms of the agreement, Williams' sentence would be between 18 months and 24 months. Federal prosecutors recommended the maximum sentencing guidelines for Williams, who led the union from 2014 to 2018.
Persons: Dennis Williams, Williams Organizations: United Auto Workers, Constitutional Convention, DETROIT, American, Fiat Chrysler, UAW Locations: Detroit , Michigan, United States, America
Former UAW president sentenced to 21 months in corruption probe
  + stars: | 2021-05-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: 1 min
United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams at a press briefing in Detroit, Michigan, May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Joseph WhiteA former president of the United Auto Workers, Dennis Williams, on Tuesday was sentenced to 21 months in prison and fined $10,000 for conspiring to embezzle union funds as part of a larger federal probe into corruption in the union. Williams, who pleaded guilty on Sept. 30, apologized to UAW members and asked for forgiveness at the video hearing. Williams, 68, is one of 15 people charged in a wide-ranging probe conducted by the office for the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, which last December reached a deal with the union for independent oversight. read moreOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dennis Williams, Joseph White, Williams Organizations: United Auto Workers, REUTERS, UAW, U.S, Eastern, Eastern District of Michigan, Thomson Locations: Detroit , Michigan, Eastern District
U.S. to announce settlement with UAW to reform union
  + stars: | 2020-12-14 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.90   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: United Auto Workers (UAW) acting president Rory Gamble speaks to Reuters from his office in Southfield, Michigan, U.S. November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca CookDETROIT (Reuters) - The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit said on Monday it will announce a civil settlement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union to “reform the union” after a corruption probe ensnared two former union presidents. U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and UAW International President Rory Gamble will announce the proposed civil settlement with the UAW at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) in Detroit. Schneider’s office has charged 15 former UAW officials as part of its investigation, and former presidents Gary Jones and Dennis Williams both have pleaded guilty to embezzling union funds.
Persons: Rory Gamble, Rebecca Cook DETROIT, Matthew Schneider, Gary Jones, Dennis Williams Organizations: United Auto Workers, UAW, Reuters, REUTERS, Attorney’s Locations: Southfield , Michigan, U.S, Detroit
WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) -The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit said Monday the United Auto Workers (UAW) union has agreed to independent oversight to resolve a five-year federal corruption investigation that ensnared two former UAW presidents. FILE PHOTO: United Auto Workers (UAW) acting president Rory Gamble speaks to Reuters from his office in Southfield, Michigan, U.S. November 6, 2019. Gamble was appointed president in November 2019 when his predecessor Jones was forced out after being linked to the corruption inquiry. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating allegations of illegal payoffs to UAW officials by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) NV. That inquiry led to rival automaker General Motors Co filing a lawsuit against FCA last year, accusing the Italian-American company’s executives of bribing UAW officials to secure labor agreements that put GM at a disadvantage.
Persons: Rory Gamble, Rebecca Cook, Matthew Schneider, Schneider, ” Schneider, Gary Jones, Dennis Williams, Gamble, Jones Organizations: Attorney’s, United Auto Workers, UAW, Reuters, REUTERS, Big, U.S . Justice Department, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, American company’s Locations: WASHINGTON, DETROIT, Detroit, Southfield , Michigan, U.S, Italian, American
What a Trump or Biden win for president means for U.S. automakers
  + stars: | 2020-11-03 | by ( Michael Wayland | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
In his first term as commander in chief, Trump deregulated, renegotiated and litigated critical areas impacting the auto industry. The Trump administration earlier this year completed a rollback of U.S. vehicle emissions standards adopted under the Obama administration. The Trump administration has not necessarily done anything to deter the adoption of electric vehicles, but it also hasn't done much to spur their growth. Biden has promised $400 billion in public investment in clean energy, including battery technologies and electric vehicles. Part of Biden's climate plan includes dedicating government spending to support electric vehicles, with 500,000 new electric vehicle charging outlets by the end of 2030.
Persons: Spencer Platt, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Chip Somodevilla, Biden, Obama, John Murphy, Murphy, there's, Mary Barra, Dennis Williams, Jonathan Ernst, Trump, Kristin Dziczek, He's, It's, Trade Trump Organizations: Getty, U.S, Trump, Republican, Democratic, United Auto Workers, Democrat, BofA Securities, Biden, White House, General, UAW, American Center for Mobility, Reuters, Center for Automotive Research, Ford Motor, Honda Motor, Volkswagen, General Motors, Toyota Motor, Fiat Chrysler, Trump ., Trade, American Free Trade, World Trade Organization, WTO Locations: Linden , New Jersey, Warren , Michigan, Ypsilanti Township , Michigan, U.S, California, United States, Mexico, Canada, China, Beijing
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