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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:44 AM

Professor: Feds suggest UAW/Fiat Chrysler scandal was wider conspiracy

The head of the UAW reasserted this week that the unionís leaders did not know about the conduct that spawned a federal probe into payoffs and other shenanigans involving training center money until the government informed the union.

But federal prosecutors may now be suggesting a broader conspiracy involving both the union and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to influence the contract bargaining process, according to a former federal prosecutor.

"It's not just the training center any more. I think that the Justice Department is making the point that it wasnít just lining their pockets, but that this went much deeper, that this affected the union contracts. I donít know that they have made that claim before," said Peter Henning, a Wayne State University law professor and former federal prosecutor.

During a speech as part of the union's 37th Constitutional Convention in Detroit, union President Dennis Williams said the scandal was limited to specific individuals.

Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/chrysler/2018/06/13/uaw-fiat-chrysler-scandal-conspiracy/697774002/

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