Amid the ever growing UAW corruption scandal, UAW President Gary Jones has taken a paid leave of absence, after the U.S. Justice Department accused him of embezzling over $700,000 in membership dues, among other charges. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble has been appointed acting President, and he has hired Deloitte LLP to conduct a forensic audit of UAW finances. His goal is to avoid a federal government take over of the union, which happened to the Teamsters for over a decade.
So far, the FBI’s investigation has netted the following officials who have been convicted and sentenced to federal prison:
- Five UAW Officials:
- Monica Morgan-Holiefield: 18 months
- Norwood Jewel: 15 months
- Nancy Johnson: 1 year + 1 day
- Keith Mickens: 1 year + 1 day
- Virdell King: 60 days
- Three Chrysler Executive:
- Al Iacobelli: 5½ years
- Jerome Durden: 15 months
- Michael Brown: 1 year + 1 day
Five other UAW officials have been charged, but not yet convicted and sentenced.