Schneider on Thursday also discussed the possibility of charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as RICO.
The criminal information states that Jones and other UAW officials are in violation of Title 18, the use of a facility of interstate commerce and of racketeering activity.
The act defines 35 offenses of racketeering including bribery, and allows the prosecution of all individuals involved in a corrupt organization.
The union also was implicated in a federal RICO suit filed last year by General Motors against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The suit contended that the late FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne bought the UAW’s support of an acquisition of GM. FCA denies the charges and is seeking to dismiss the case.
Henning also discussed the forfeiture allegations in the criminal information.
The government has the ability to take anything and everything from Jones, he said. They are going to be very aggressive, Henning said. Jones, 62, faces a…