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.