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Former UAW president formally charged with corruption

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Posted at 7:13 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 07:13:47-04

DETROIT — A former president of the United Auto Workers union has been charged with corruption.

Dennis Williams is accused of conspiring with his successor and others to embezzle money for golf, vacation villas, and fine dining.

Williams is the 15th person to be charged in an investigation of corruption inside the senior ranks of the labor union.

Williams retired as UAW president in 2018, handing the reins to Gary Jones.

The charge against Williams was filed in Detroit federal court as a criminal information, which means a guilty plea is planned. Jones pleaded guilty in June.