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Federal prosecutors have charged Joe Ashton, who headed the UAW's 2011 negotiations with General Motors and was on GM's board for three years, with money laundering and wire fraud.

Ashton, who retired from the UAW in 2014, is the 13th person charged in the corruption scandal involving misuse of union funds. UAW President Gary Jones, reportedly implicated in the probe, began a paid leave of absence on Sunday but has not been charged with a crime. Rory Gamble, the UAW's vice president overseeing the Ford department, was named interim president.



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13 And Counting: Fed Charges ANOTHER Former UAW VP With Money Laundering

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