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Robert Snell

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The Detroit News
12/19/2019
Driven by Greed

Thousands of pages of federal court records, dozens of interviews with auto industry figures, lawyers and federal officials, as well as on-the-ground reporting in three states, help define the origins of the country’s largest union corruption scandal in 40 years.

Detroit News
09/12/2019
UAW presidents Gary Jones, Dennis Williams implicated in federal probe

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones is an unnamed union official accused in a federal criminal case Thursday of helping orchestrate a years-long conspiracy that involved embezzling member dues and spending the money on personal luxuries, three sources told The Detroit News.

Detroit News
8/18/19
UAW's former GM VP Ashton linked to bribery probe

Detroit - Former United Auto Workers Vice President Joe Ashton is the unnamed union official accused in a federal criminal complaint of demanding $550,000 in kickbacks and bribes from vendors and helping orchestrate an alleged conspiracy, four sources told The Detroit News.

Detroit News
3/21/19
Feds investigate UAW 'flower funds' in corruption probe

UAW Solidarity House in Detroit. (Photo: Detroit News file) Detroit - Federal agents are investigating whether senior United Auto Workers staff were forced to contribute money to funds originally established to buy flowers for auto workers' funerals, and whether union executives pocketed the cash, The Detroit News has learned.

Detroit News
4/23/2019
UAW bribery probe focuses on trinket deals

Detroit - Federal agents are investigating whether leaders of the United Auto Workers received kickbacks after giving business executives contracts to produce union-branded clothes and trinkets, four sources told The Detroit News. Approximately 10 promotions company executives have been subpoenaed to produce documents sought by a federal grand jury, two sources told The News.

Detroit News
08/28/2019
Feds execute raids on UAW leaders in four states, seize cash and files

Detroit - Federal agents expanded an investigation of corruption within the U.S. auto industry Wednesday by raiding locations in four states, including the suburban Detroit home of United Auto Workers President Gary Jones and the California home of former President Dennis Williams, sources told The Detroit News.

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The Detroit News
The Phantom and the Fugitive: A cross-country drug saga

A federal grand jury is weighing charges in a case involving a fugitive and a $200,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom that's been leased, stolen, hidden and hunted by federal agents. Interviews, data from a secret spy gadget and court records offer insight into a celebrity-studded, true-crime caper starring a dream car, rapper Snoop Dogg and one slippery fugitive.

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