FBI agents finish loading materials into a truck out of the home of United Auto Workers President Gary Jones on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.
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Federal prosecutors this week informed General Motors that it is not currently a target in a yearslong investigation into corruption of the United Auto Workers union.
The automaker on Friday said it received a letter from the U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit conducting the probe confirming its status. A spokeswoman with the government told CNBC that “a letter was sent to GM’s counsel stating that the company is not presently a target.”
“Recent media reports suggested that General Motors may be a focus of a ‘newer front in the years-long criminal investigation’ being conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit,” the automaker said in an emailed statement. “This is simply not true. GM is not a target of the government’s ongoing investigation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit officially confirmed this to GM.”