Ex-UAW President Gary Jones sentenced to 28 months in federal prison

DETROIT — Ex-UAW President Gary Jones was sentenced Thursday to 28 months in federal prison for stealing millions from car workers to live a lavish way of living of golfing, cigars and wonderful liquor.

Jones, 63, is the second consecutive union chief to be set driving bars, subsequent his predecessor, Dennis Williams, who previous month was sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Jones was sentenced in human being prior to U.S. District Judge Paul Borman just above a calendar year soon after he pleaded guilty. His hearing was delayed many periods by the coronavirus pandemic.

“I let my family members

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VW charged with diesel-emissions deceit in France as authorities pursue automakers

While Renault has said it did not use illegal devices to detect emissions checks, VW settled criminal and civil issues with the U.S. 4 a long time in the past, pleading responsible to conspiracy to defraud the governing administration.

The diesel scandal, exposed by U.S. regulators in 2015, still haunts VW. The rigging has expense the world’s major automaker at least 32 billion euros so considerably. Lawsuits from disgruntled investors and prospects are set to drag on for a long time.

The cost represented a reopening of proceedings in Germany as well as the European Union’s Court docket of Justice

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VW will get $351M in diesel settlement with former execs

BERLIN — Volkswagen Group reported it has attained agreement with previous CEO Martin Winterkorn and three other previous major executives above payment for their involvement in the automaker’s diesel-emissions scandal.

The settlement implies VW receives 288 million euros ($351 million) in payment related to the scandal that has cost the company extra than 32 billion euros in fines, refits and authorized prices.

In a assertion on Wednesday, VW reported:

  • Winterkorn has agreed to fork out eleven.two million euros of payment
  • Rupert Stadler, previous CEO of VW’s Audi division, agreed to fork out four.one million euros
  • Wolfgang Hatz, VW Group’s previous
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GM backs emissions reductions outlined in California agreement

WASHINGTON — Basic Motors mentioned Wednesday it supports the emissions reductions outlined in a 2019 offer struck between California and other key automakers but would like the federal govt to undertake changes to velocity the adoption of electric autos.

The announcement came just after GM CEO Mary Barra met with EPA main Michael Regan. The Biden administration options to announce by July proposed revisions to U.S. automobile gasoline economy and greenhouse gas emissions specifications.

“We believe that an electric automobile compliance pathway is a vital ingredient to environment the business on an irreversible path in the direction of a zero-emissions

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