Former United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams 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.
Williams, who led the organization from 2014 to 2018, is the second ex-president of the union to be charged. His successor, Gary Jones, pleaded guilty in June to racketeering and embezzlement of union funds.
Federal prosecutors say Williams and at least six other senior UAW officials conspired to conceal hundreds of thousands of dollars in lavish entertainment such as golf trips and high-end dinners in the cost of UAW conferences.
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