Former UAW Boss Edward “Nick” Robinson Sentenced to Prison and Owes $342,000 in Restitution Fees

The former President of the United Auto Workers Midwest CAP and the former Director of the UAW Labor and Employment Training Corporation, Edward “Nick” Robinson, is being punished for union corruption crimes of embezzlement and tax evasion.

The former president pleaded guilty for embezzling UAW dues money over the last decade. In addition, further investigating indicated there were at least six other UAW union bosses who were taking part in the vile deeds.

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Edward “Nick” Robinson (Left) leaves court house after an earlier hearing with his attorney. image source: Detroit News

As a result, Edward “Nick” Robinson has now been sentenced to 12 months in prison. He will also be forced to pay $342,000 in restitution. $300,000 of that is for the embezzlement, and $42,000 will go to the IRS for neglecting to pay taxes.

This is from the US Attorney’s Office from the Eastern District Of Michigan:

“Robinson conspired with senior union officials to embezzle UAW funds in order to personally enrich himself at the expense of the hard-working men and women of the UAW.  We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to investigate corrupt union officials who violate their duty to the members they represent for personal gain,” stated Irene Lindow, Special Agent-in-Charge, Chicago Region, U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General. […]

“Edward Robinson betrayed the trust of his fellow union members and failed in his fiduciary duties by using his union position to carry out elaborate embezzlement schemes to steal over $250,000 from the UAW for the personal benefit of himself and other high-ranking union officers,” said Thomas Murray, District Director, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards. 

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