Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Detroit, Michigan has pleaded guilty to a whirlwind of corruption. As a result, they must now pay a hefty price. That price comes out to 36 months of probation and a $30 million fine, as well as a $400 special assessment fee. This sentencing was determined on August 17, 2021.
From the Department of Labor:
On March 1, 2021, FCA pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371. FCA knowingly joined a conspiracy whereby it paid and delivered over $3.5 million in money and things of value to officers and employees of the United Auto Workers (UAW), located in Detroit, Mich., from 2009 through 2016. The prohibited payments and things of value included the payment of approximately $262,000 to satisfy the outstanding mortgage on the residence of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield; $25,000 for a party for former UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell; and over $30,000 in meals for UAW officials at various restaurants in Palm Springs and Southern California. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Detroit-Milwaukee District Office, the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Internal Revenue Service.DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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