The former head of the United Auto Workers, Dennis Williams, has been charged with conspiracy to embezzle union funds, becoming the 15th person charged in connection with a wide-ranging federal investigation into racketeering, bribery and other wrongdoing at the UAW, according to The Detroit News.
Charges against Mr. Williams, president of the union from 2014 to 1018, follow the guilty plea earlier this year by Gary Jones, who succeeded Mr. Williams, to charges of embezzlement, racketeering and tax fraud.
Prosecutors have alleged union executives spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on entertainment, homes, meals, golf and more during UAW revelries.
The criminal investigation by the FBI, the IRS and the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of Inspector General is ongoing, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider told the newspaper: "We're not done. This is a very significant step and we are going to continue."