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Former UAW President Sentenced Following Corruption Probe

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July 11, 2021—Former United Auto Workers union president Gary Jones was sentenced Thursday to 28 months in prison for his part in a scheme with other leaders to embezzle as much as $1.5 million in union funds for lavish trips, golfing, alcohol and other luxuries.


According to the CNBC report, Jones is the second former UAW president to be sentenced. He is one of 15 people to be charged. 


Jones also must pay restitution or forfeit more than $750,000, including $550,000 in restitution to the UAW and $42,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.

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