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Former UAW Regional Director Vance Pearson due in federal court today in Detroit

Posted: 5:12 AM, Nov 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-26 07:21:27-05
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DETROIT (WXYZ) — A former UAW Regional Director is due in federal court today in Detroit.

Vance Pearson is accused of embezzling funds from the union.

A complaint against Pearson alleges he was involved in actions that allowed invoices for the 2016 UAW conference to be billed as off-site expenses.

Pearson was charged in September with embezzlement of union funds, mail and wire fraud and money laundering.

Pearson represented the UAW's region five office in St. Louis, Missouri.

Today's federal court hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. in downtown Detroit.