Friday, August 18, 2017

UAW bosses questioned on spending on shotgun, designer purses

Not surprisingly outside of Detroit this corruption story is getting little traction because of inherent media bias.

A shotgun?

From the Detroit News:
Federal agents probing a $4.5 million corruption scandal are investigating questionable spending by more leaders of the United Auto Workers, including pricey designer purses and a $2,180 shotgun bought with union training center funds, The Detroit News has learned.

The investigation has entangled current and former top UAW officials, including union Vice President Norwood Jewell, who received the shotgun as a birthday present in 2015 after the firearm was purchased with funds earmarked for blue-collar workers, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

The purchase is part of a broader pattern of personal spending by some board members at the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center, multiple sources told The News. The UAW said that Jewell didn’t know the shotgun was purchased with training center money.

1 comment:

Holding My Nose said...

Jewell didn't know the gun was loaded?