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Prosecutors in UAW Probe Open Door to Racketeering Charges (1)

Dec. 4, 2019, 7:22 PM

The United Auto Workers isn’t cooperating fully with a Justice Department corruption investigation, which could lead to broad-based racketeering charges against the labor union and potentially a government takeover, according to a top federal prosecutor.

“I still haven’t seen complete cooperation. That’s what we really want” from the UAW, said U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider, who is heading the department’s probe. “So far the evidence indicates that the UAW knew of wrongful acts, but didn’t let us know.”

The union is facing pressure to provide more details about potential wrongdoing amid allegations its leaders conspired to engage in bribery, misuse...



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