Mar 18, 2019

U.S. prosecutors charge former UAW vice-president in corruption probe

Labour relations
Seven charged to date in ongoing government investigation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Federal prosecutors in Detroit on Monday charged a former United Auto Workers (UAW) vice president with conspiracy to violate labour laws.

Norwood Jewell — who headed the Fiat Chrysler department at the union — was charged in a criminal information.

Jewell is the highest ranking former UAW official charged in the wide-ranging investigation into illegal payoffs to UAW officials. To date, seven people have been sentenced in the government’s ongoing criminal investigation.

A lawyer for Jewell, the UAW and Fiat Chrysler did not immediately comment.

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