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Feds Implicating UAW Chief Injects Crucial GM Talks With Chaos

  • Gary Jones, union president, is said to be implicated in probe
  • UAW’s contract with General Motors expires midnight Saturday
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Just as the United Auto Workers and General Motors Co. near a deadline to reach a new labor contract, a federal corruption probe has implicated the union’s president, setting the stage for a chaotic weekend.

UAW President Gary Jones is one of the unnamed officials accused of taking part in a years-long conspiracy to embezzle member dues and spend it on lengthy stays at luxury villas and tens of thousands of dollars worth of golf gear and cigars, according to a person familiar with the federal probe who asked not to be identified.