Former UAW President Gary Jones charged with corruption
DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged the former president of the United Auto Workers with corruption.
They allege that Gary Jones conspired with others at the union to embezzle more than $1 million. He was charged Thursday in a document titled a criminal “information,” which signals that a guilty plea is likely.
Jones has been under scrutiny for months. He quit his post in November, after agents over the summer conducted a public search of his suburban Detroit home. Key allies also have pleaded guilty.
The court filing against Jones describes a scheme to pocket cash and enjoy luxuries, starting in 2010, before he rose to the presidency.