Government seeks 2-year prison sentence for ex-UAW leader

FILE - In a Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, then-United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams speaks during a roundtable with reporters in Detroit. Prosecutors are seeking a two-year prison sentence for Williams, a former president of the United Auto Workers who they say had "two lives" — as a leader of a blue-collar union and a connoisseur of premium champagne and California vacation villas paid for with members' dues the U.S. attorney's office said in a court filing Monday, May 3, 2021.

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a two-year prison sentence for a former president of the United Auto Workers who they say had “two lives" — as a leader of a blue-collar union and as a connoisseur of premium champagne and California vacation villas paid for with members' dues.

“Future leaders must understand that substantial abuses of this trust — especially ones by the senior most leaders — will be severely punished," the U.S. attorney's office said in a court filing Monday.

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