DETROIT (AP) – Detroit federal attorneys have indicted an 11th person in a United Auto Workers corruption investigation.
Jeff Pietrzyk is charged with conspiracy. He is accused of accepting at least $ 70,000 in 2013-14 from a chiropractor who was paid millions of dollars to make watches for General Motors workers. Investigators also say Pietrzyk was an intermediary who gave money to someone identified as Union Official 1.
The charges were filed in a document titled Criminal "Information", which means a probable cause is probable. The new case was brought Friday on the fifth day of UAW's strike against GM. Defense attorney Robert Singer says Pietrzyk's role was "much more limited" than others in the scheme.
Pietrzyk of Grand Island, New York, was an administrative assistant who worked closely with Joe Ashton, now retired as UAW Vice President.