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'Good liquor' and other joys: ex-UAW official pleads guilty

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Posted at 10:18 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 10:18:57-05

LANSING, Mich. — A former senior official at the United Auto Workers has pleaded guilty to conspiring with other labor leaders to steal more than $1 million in dues while enjoying golf, lavish lodging, meals and booze.

Edward “Nick” Robinson's guilty plea is the 10th from union officials or the spouse of an official.

The 72-year-old Robinson was based at the UAW's Region 5 office near St. Louis.

The office was led by Gary Jones until Jones became UAW president in 2018. Jones is also under scrutiny.

He quit the UAW presidency in November.

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