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Marchionne Spoke With Feds in FCA/UAW Training Center Probe

FCA CEO brought criminal defense lawyer with him.

by on Nov.07, 2017

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne was interviewed by federal officials last year in the probe of criminal activity of a FCA/UAW training fund.

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., apparently met with the U.S. attorney in Detroit to discuss the federal government’s ongoing investigation into criminal activity involving a joint training fund maintained by FCA and the United Auto Workers.

During the interview last year, Marchionne was accompanied by a prominent criminal attorney, according to press reports that emerged this week.

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General Motors and Ford officials have recently confirmed that they are also cooperating with the federal probe into the joint training centers they operate with the UAW with money from the so-called “nickel fund,” which was created in the 1980s to help pay for training of autoworkers. The fund collects what amounts to a small tax for every hour of overtime worked by UAW members. (more…)