DETROIT (CBS DETROIT/ AP) — Federal agents are searching Canton Township home of the president of the United Auto Workers.
It is apparently another step in an investigation of union corruption.READ MORE: Chamber Of Commerce Asks To End Extra Unemployment Benefits
FBI spokeswoman Mara Schneider confirmed the search of a home on Wednesday but declined further comment. Photos and video of agents outside Gary Jones’ home have surfaced online.
In response, the UAW says there’s “absolutely no need” for the search.READ MORE: AAA: Michigan's Average Gas Prices Rise To $2.95
The union says it has been cooperating with investigators.
Agents also searched the Corona, California, home of former UAW President Dennis Williams and the union’s northern Michigan retreat.
Eight people have pleaded guilty in an investigation of union officials and Fiat Chrysler executives enriching themselves with money from a job training center in Detroit. The probe appeared to widen recently when a former union official was charged with accepting kickbacks from union vendors.MORE NEWS: Advocates Call On Sen. Gary Peters To Schedule Hearing For Washington, D.C. Statehood Bill
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