| 12:20 AM EST

Fourth Suspect Pleads Guilty in FCA-UAW Corruption Scandal

The fourth person accused of participating in a scheme to siphon $4.5 million in job training funds from a joint Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-United Auto Workers union program has pleaded guilty.
#Morgan #Fiat #Chrysler

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

The fourth person accused of participating in a scheme to siphon $4.5 million in job training funds from a joint Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-United Auto Workers union program has pleaded guilty.

Monica Morgan, the widow of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield, agreed to plead guilty to one count of signing a falsified tax return. She faces as many as 27 months in prison and must pay $190,700 in restitution to the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury.

In January, Alphons Iacobelli, former head of FCA’s U.S. labor relations department, pleaded guilty to the same charge and to violating the U.S. Labor Management Relations Act.

Last August two others—Virdell King, a former UAW associate director, and Jerome Durden, an FCA financial analyst—also pleaded guilty respectively to conspiracy and creating false tax returns.

Federal prosecutors say Iacobelli siphoned funds intended for the training program for himself and to influence labor negotiations with the UAW in 2011 and 2015. Investigators also are continuing to look into similar possible wrongdoing at other companies.

Related Topics

RELATED CONTENT