Former UAW official charged in FCA corruption scandal

Posted at 12:51 PM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-21 16:47:15-04

A former senior United Auto Workers official spent thousands of dollars in worker training funds on designer clothing, shoes, lavish meals and personal travel, according to a federal indictment.

Nancy Adams Johnson, 57, faces five counts of corruption charges in a scandal focused on high-ranking UAW officials who used training funds to enjoy a luxury lifestyle, prosecutors say.

Johnson was named along with three other defendants in the indictment.

Former senior officials Virdell King, Keith Mickens, Alphons Iacobelli and Jerome Durden were also charged with conspiring to violate the Labor Management Relations Act.

The indictment alleges that Johnson made lavish expenses with money intended for the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center. The expenses include:

  • A $2,382 first-class plane ticket to California 
  • $4,587 spent at a steakhouse in California
  • More than $1,800 at a golf resort in Palm Springs
  • More than $6,900 at the Renaissance Resort and Spa in Palm Springs,
  • $1,160 for a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes

View the indictment below:

Nancy A. Johnson Indictment by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd