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UAW President Fain is under investigation by a federal court watchdog

UAW President Fain is under investigation by a federal court watchdog

Detroit — United Auto Workers President Sean Fine is under investigation by a court-appointed watchdog tasked with rooting out corruption, according to a federal court filing, one of a series of probes targeting the scandal-plagued union’s top leaders.

The watchdog agency, Superintendent Neil Barofsky, unveiled the investigation Monday while accusing union leaders of obstructing and interfering with attempts to access information, actions that could amount to a clear violation of a 2020 consent decree that prevented a broad takeover of the UAW by the UAW. Department of Justice.

In a federal court filing, Barofsky described the erosion of cooperation by union leaders in February after he revealed investigations targeting members of the UAW’s ruling international executive board, including Fine, Treasurer Margaret Mock and one of the union’s unnamed regional directors. In the documents.