Monopoly Power Corruption: UAW Union Bosses Sold Out Workers
Automotive News reports on scheme that skimmed millions from a UAW a slush-fund to UAW VP and other union officials. The slush-fund is commonly known as the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center. From the Automotive News:
The glamorous public life of Monica Morgan by Jackie Charniga
Monica Morgan’s high-profile lifestyle is under the microscope as her name surfaced in an indictment as a perpetrator of a multimillion dollar embezzlement scandal involving the UAW and FCA.
The public life of international photojournalist Monica Morgan is unquestionably glamorous.
Over the course of her more than 30-year career, Morgan has photographed — and been photographed with — countless celebrities. A published columnist and entrepreneur, Morgan has traveled around the globe, flying first class in designer clothing.
Morgan’s high-profile lifestyle is now under the microscope as her name surfaced in an indictment last week alongside that of her late husband, former UAW Vice President General Holiefield — as perpetrators of a multimillion dollar embezzlement scandal.
With Alphons Iacobelli, Fiat Chrysler’s former labor-relations chief, Morgan and Holiefield are accused of criminally violating the National Labor Relations Act over an alleged scheme to pilfer over $1.2 million from the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center in Detroit and steer the money to Holiefield, Morgan and other high-ranking members of the union. Iacobelli, who is to be arraigned Tuesday, is suspected of pocketing $1 million. As many as eight more people could be named as parties to the embezzlement plot.
Morgan on Monday had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf and was released on a $10,000 bond Monday following her arraignment in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Monday. She also relinquished her passport.
Monica Morgan Photography, Wilson’s Diversified Products and a third company — were used to conceal payments made by Iacobelli, the federal indictment said. The income for those business, the indictment said, were not reported on her individual tax returns. [Visit the Automotive News for more]