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Justice Department: UAW’s Gary Jones “Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, Racketeering, and Tax Evasion”

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Jones guilty and naming names of other conspirators

From the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Michigan:

Gary Jones, the former President of the international United Auto Workers union, pleaded guilty today to conspiring with other high-level UAW officials to embezzle over $1 million of UAW dues money, to further racketeering activity, and to evade taxes announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider.

Joining in the announcement were Irene Lindow, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General, Steven M. D’Antuono, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sarah Kull, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations, and Thomas Murray, District Director, U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Gary Jones, 63, of Texas, pled guilty to one count of conspiring to embezzle UAW dues money and conspiring to use a facility of interstate commerce to aid racketeering crimes between 2010 and September 2019.  He also pled guilty to a separate count of conspiring to defraud the United States by evading the payment of taxes on embezzled funds and causing the UAW to file false tax returns during the same period of time. 

Department of Justice news release on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Jones confessed to conspiring with six or more other “high level” UAW officials to embezzle millions from UAW members and forced fee payers.