Ex-UAW Local President Sentenced To Prison

A former UAW local president was sentence for stealing nearly $130,000 in union funds.

On September 21, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Bobby Buford, former President of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2419 (located in Danville, Ill.), was sentenced to 21 months of incarceration and three years of supervised release, and he was ordered to pay restitution of $129,723 and a $100 special assessment. On November 10, 2016, Buford pled guilty to one count of mail fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1341, for diverting over $129,723 in unions funds for personal use. The sentencing follows an investigation by the OLMS Chicago District Office.

Source: US Department of Labor

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