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Government seeks 2-year prison sentence for ex-UAW leader

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Posted at 1:01 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 13:01:28-04

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a two-year prison sentence for a former president of the United Auto Workers.

The government says Dennis Williams led “two lives,” as a leader of a blue-collar union who also had a taste for premium champagne and California villas.

Williams pleaded guilty last year to an embezzlement scheme that turned union dues into a pot of cash for golf, lodging and fancy meals.

Williams will be sentenced May 11.

Williams has tried to portray himself as a reluctant participant.

But the government says he devised ways to conceal the spending.

Williams is seeking a prison sentence of a year and a day, which would qualify him for good behavior credits.