2017-11-02 FBI Probe Widens To UAW Training Centers At GM & Ford Departments

FBI Probe Widens

Unfortunately, there is more bad news regarding the FBI Investigations into the UAW National Training Center. Reportedly, the probe has now expanded into the UAW/GM and UAW/Ford department training centers. Investigators are now interested in Joe Ashton and Cindy Estrada.

Below is an excerpt from the breaking Detroit News Article.

Detroit — Federal agents have expanded a corruption investigation to include a member of General Motors Co.’s board and the United Auto Workers training centers funded by all three Detroit automakers, The Detroit News has learned.

Spurred by corruption charges filed against a former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV labor executive and the wife of a deceased union vice president, investigators have issued subpoenas in recent weeks for information about training centers financed by GM and Ford Motor Co. that are operated jointly with the union, sources familiar with the investigation said.

Investigators are interested in Joe Ashton, a retired UAW vice president appointed to GM’s board in 2014, and Cindy Estrada, his successor in charge of the union’s GM department, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Ashton, 69, of Ocean View, N.J., is the highest-ranking official whose name has surfaced in connection with a criminal investigation into whether money and illegal benefits corrupted the bargaining process.

See Full Article: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2017/11/02/uaw-training-center-investigation-expands-big-detroit-three/107251546/

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