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.
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DETROIT — Former United Auto Workers President Gary Jones was charged with embezzlement and defrauding the U.S. government as part of a multiyear corruption probe into one of America’s most prominent unions.
Court documents unsealed Thursday suggest more union officials could be charged as federal prosecutors identified four other unnamed co-conspirators in the scheme that allegedly included embezzling more than $1 million of union funds for golf trips, expensive cigars, liquor and other merchandise and luxuries.
The charges were released as part of a criminal information. Criminal informations are routinely used to charge people who intend to plead guilty. UAW and federal prosecutors declined to comment on the charges Thursday morning.
Jones resigned from leading the…