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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
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
The logo of Stellantis is seen at the main entrance of the FCA Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy, January 18, 2021. The supplier, JVIS-USA, alleges that without the chips it has ordered, there will be an "imminent shutdown" of a Detroit factory that makes Stellantis' profit-generating Jeep Grand Cherokee. JVIS is seeking an order that would force NXP to supply the chips, which are made in Austin, Texas. NXP declined to comment, but in court filings said it has "has no contract with JVIS and no duty" to supply the chips. JVIS alleges it told NXP it needed 70,000 NXP chips for the Jeep plant in the second quarter.
Persons: Massimo Pinca, Stellantis, NXP, JVIS Organizations: FCA, REUTERS, NXP Semiconductors, Cherokee, JVIS, Dodge Challenger, Chrysler, Ford Motor, General Motors Co, U.S, Eastern, Eastern District of, Jefferson North Assembly Plant, Thomson Locations: Turin, Italy, Michigan, USA, Detroit, Stellantis, Texas, NXP, Eastern District, Eastern District of Michigan, Austin , Texas
Funeral home settles landmark transgender bias case for $250,000
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
A Michigan funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 to the estate of a transgender former funeral director to settle a landmark lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court to rule discrimination against transgender workers is a form of unlawful sex bias. Transgender activist Aimee Stephens, sits in her wheelchair outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Oct. 8, 2019. Harris appealed the portion of the 6th Circuit ruling holding that Title VII bars discrimination against transgender workers. Solicitor General argued on behalf of the EEOC that Title VII did not prohibit discrimination against gay or transgender workers. The case is EEOC v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes Inc, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, No.
Persons: Aimee Stephens, Saul Loeb, Stephens, Harris, Dale Price, VII Organizations: U.S, Supreme, Homes Inc, Alliance Defending, Commission, Getty, American Civil Liberties Union, Civil, Circuit, RG, Eastern, Eastern District of, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Michigan, Detroit, Washington ,, Eastern District, Eastern District of Michigan
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