Williams is facing a maximum prison sentence of five years and a penalty of up to $250,000.
Williams, other UAW officials enriched themselves at the expense of union members
In a statement, U.S. Attorney Schneider said, “The charges today are further steps forward in our relentless effort to ensure that the over 400,000 men and women of the UAW have honest and ethical leadership. The UAW’s members deserve leaders dedicated to serving the members and their families, not serving themselves.”
On the other hand, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Labor-Management Standards District Director Thomas Murray commented that Williams “misused his position of trust to enrich himself and other officers within the UAW at the expense of…hardworking members.”
Williams is expected to plead guilty. Jones and other UAW senior officials, charged in connection with the ongoing criminal investigation into corruption within the UAW or relating to illegal payoffs to UAW officials by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) executives, already admitted their wrongdoing.