DETROIT — The UAW received $1.1 million for the purchase of a controversial lakefront house in northern Michigan built for former President Dennis Williams, The Associated Press reported this week.
Williams in May was sentenced to 21 months in prison for being a key ringleader in the union's embezzlement scandal along with his successor, Gary Jones. The multiyear federal investigation resulted in 15 convictions.
New UAW President Ray Curry wrote a note to members Tuesday that the property's sale was finalized July 23.
The property, Cabin 4 at the UAW conference center on Black Lake, was listed at $1.3 million and is located in Cheboygan County.