Gary Jones is the former President of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union in Detroit, Michigan. Back in June of 2020, he pleaded guilty to embezzling over a $1 million from union funds. He also pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy. As a result, he has finally met his sentencing, and it’s a big one. On June 10, the Eastern District of Michigan sentenced him to over 2 years in prison, plus supervised release afterwards. But it doesn’t end there either. He must also pay hundreds of thousands back in restitution, fines, fees, and more.
From the Department of Labor:
Gary Jones […] was sentenced to 28 months in prison and 24 months of supervised release. As part of the sentence, Jones was also ordered to pay $550,000 in restitution, a $10,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment fee. Jones was also ordered to forfeit $153,257, a custom-made set of Titleist golf clubs, and various golf clothing and equipment. The $153,257 included $31,000 in cash, $83,613 held in Jones’ “Flower Fund” account, and $38,644 from Jones’ Members in Solidarity account. The Members in Solidarity account was intended for use in internal UAW political campaigns.DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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