DETROIT (AP) — A former labor leader has been charged in a scheme to steal money from a Fiat Chrysler training center.
Keith Mickens is charged with violating a law that bars union employees from accepting benefits from a business. The charge was unsealed Tuesday as a criminal information, which means a guilty plea is expected.
Mickens’ lawyer declined to comment.
He’s apparently caught in an investigation that has snared five people, including a former Fiat Chrysler executive and the wife of a former vice president at the United Auto Workers. The government says a training center funded by the automaker was looted for personal gain.
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Mickens is accused of buying luggage, electronics, designer clothes and golf equipment. The UAW says it’s “deeply disappointed.” No union dues were involved in the scheme.