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Key figure in UAW corruption probe gets a shorter sentence

Al Iacobelli
Posted at 7:18 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 07:18:04-05

DETROIT — A judge has cut 18 months off a 5 1/2-year prison sentence for a former Fiat Chrysler executive who looted a training center for auto workers.

Al Iacobelli’s sentence reduction was a reward for cooperation in an investigation of corruption at the United Auto Workers.

Iacobelli was the head of labor relations at Fiat Chrysler.

He admitted to showering more than $1.5 million in cash and gifts on high-ranking members of the union to gain an advantage during negotiations, including a $262,000 mortgage payoff.

The government’s investigation began at the training center but stretched to other corrupt acts at the UAW. Eleven officials have been convicted, including two former presidents.