Just wondering, it could have only been going on at the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center....right?
Time Line of IUAW Legal Issues
In July 2017, federal prosecutors revealed that millions of dollars intended to train workers was instead spent by leadership of the UAW and FCA on air travel, solid-gold pens, a swimming pool, a house and a Ferrari, among other luxuries. Four indictments and four guilty pleas -- so far -- have exposed fraud within the massive U.S. auto manufacturing union and called into question the collective bargaining agreements ratified in 2011 and 2015 with FCA. Will this scandal spread? Here is a timeline and our list of key players.
Two guilty pleas
April 5-May 25, 2018
Two former officials with the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center plead guilty for their part in the in $4.5 million-plus corruption scandal. Michael Brown, formerly an FCA employee and co-director of the training center, pleads guilty to one count of lying to a federal grand jury. UAW official Keith Mickens pleads guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the Labor Relations Act.
Jewell aide charged
March 21, 2018
Nancy Johnson, a former top aide of ex-UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell, is charged with accepting tens of thousands of dollars in illegal payments from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Jewell headed the most recent round of talks with FCA and abruptly retired at the end of last year. He has been implicated in the scandal but not formally named or charged by investigators. Johnson faces five counts of criminal violations, including conspiring to violate the Labor Management Relations Act. She faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000.
Morgan pleads guilty
Feb. 6, 2018
Monica Morgan pleads guilty to one count of subscribing a false tax return. Sentencing was scheduled for June 4. Morgan faces a maximum of 27 months in prison but the government is arguing for a higher sentencing range. She also will be required to pay restitution of $190,747 to the U.S. Treasury Department for unpaid tax obligations from 2011-14, according to the plea deal.
Were negotiations tainted?
Jan. 26, 2018
A lawsuit, which seeks class action status on behalf of tens of thousands of UAW members, is filed by three union members who work at FCA. The plaintiffs allege their union cheated them out of "hundreds of millions of dollars" in union dues that were "wasted on tainted bargaining."
Jan. 22, 2018
Details of the Alphons Iacobelli plea deal show federal officials saying company executives paid UAW officials in an attempt to influence union decisions and collective bargaining agreements, which were ratified in 2011 and 2015.
Iacobelli pleads guilty
Jan. 22, 2018
Alphons Iacobelli pleads guilty to conspiring to violate the Labor Management Relations Act and for subscribing a false tax return in U.S. District Court in Detroit. Sentencing was set for May 29, 2018. Iacobelli faces a statutory maximum of eight years in prison, and prosecutors say he will be required to repay $835,000.
King pleads guilty
Aug. 29, 2017
Virdell King pleades guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to violate the Labor Management Relations Act.
Virdell King charged
Aug. 18, 2017
Virdell King is charged in a 17-page document with using a credit card from a training center for Chrysler employees to buy more than $40,000 worth of clothing, jewelry, luggage and other personal items for herself and other senior UAW officials.
Durden pleads guilty
Aug. 8, 2017
Jerome Durden pleads guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, a felony, and one misdemeanor charge of failing to file a tax return for the approximately $4,000 he received in 2013 under the conspiracy.
July 26, 2017
Federal prosecutors release an indictment charging Alphons Iacobelli and Monica Morgan with criminal violations of the National Labor Relations Act. Separately, federal officials unseal Jerome Durden's case and announce the charges.
June 13, 2017
Federal prosecutors charge former FCA financial analyst Jerome Durden, who is accused of creating false tax returns to hide the payments to former UAW Vice President General Holiefield, Former Chrysler Group Vice President Employee Relations Al Iacobelli and other beneficiaries who were not identified, with conspiracy to defraud the United States and Failure to file tax return. The documents are sealed.
Edited by Decker, 09 July 2018 - 06:11 AM.