UAW watchdog getting evidence from feds in corruption probe

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FILE – In this March 11, 2019 file photo, Gary Jones, president of the United Auto Workers union addresses delegates to the union’s bargaining convention in Detroit. Federal prosecutors in Detroit put a herd of UAW officials in prison and they’re sharing additional evidence with a court-appointed watchdog who has authority to pursue other misconduct at the union. The investigation led to a dozen convictions at the UAW, including prison terms for two presidents, Jones and Dennis Williams. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Detroit put a herd of UAW officials in prison.

Now they’re sharing additional evidence with a court-appointed watchdog who has authority to pursue other misconduct at the union.

The independent monitor, Neil Barofsky, can investigate and bring disciplinary charges inside the United Auto Workers.

A judge took the unusual step of giving prosecutors permission to share grand jury materials and other records.

The government says the monitor’s staff has met with people who cooperated with agents in the criminal investigation.

The investigation led to a dozen convictions at the UAW, including prison terms for two presidents, Gary Jones and Dennis Williams.

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