Union Boss Edward “Nick” Robinson Sentenced to Prison


on January 27, 2021, Edward “Nick” Robinson, former President of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Midwest CAP Counsel in Missouri, was sentenced to one year in prison plus a year of supervised release afterward. He was found guilty of conspiracy, as well as embezzling $1.5 million in union funds. When it comes to UAW union bosses, the corruption runs deep.

From the Department of Labor:

On March 2, 2020, Robinson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to embezzle approximately $1,500,000 in union funds, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371 and 29 U.S.C. 501(c), by submitting fraudulent vouchers to the UAW that misrepresented the destination and purpose of the expenses and by using unauthorized checks to divert funds from the UAW Midwest CAP. Robinson also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371, for failing to report over $1,500,000 in income on the IRS Form 990 returns filed by the UAW and UAW Midwest CAP and for failing to report the income on his Form 1040 tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service. 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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