More UAW Charges, this time Ex-Union Prez Dennis Williams

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Another UAW officer, former president Dennis Williams, charged in the ongoing UAW embezzlement investigations and prosecutions.

From the Detroit Free Press:

Prosecutors charged Williams, 67, of Corona, California, with conspiracy to embezzle union funds. The charge, which carries a maximum five-year prison term and $250,000 fine if Williams is convicted, was filed as an information, meaning he is likely to plead guilty.

“While he was an officer of the UAW between 2013 and 2018, Dennis Williams accepted housing for himself in Palm Springs, California, housing for his friends in Palm Springs, California, golf clothing and other related merchandise, rounds of golf outside of the dates of UAW conferences, and certain meals, liquor, and cigars provided to him by co-conspirators Gary Jones” and others, the filing said, noting that these things were paid for with union funds. …

Prosecutors have painted the scandal as one of simple greed, with union leaders helping themselves to fancy dinners, cigars, jewelry and more. For instance, more than $32,000 was seized from Jones’ home last year. …

Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press