FBI agents finish loading materials into a truck out of the home of United Auto Workers President Gary Jones on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.
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DETROIT – The New Year’s Eve celebration ringing in 2017 was a particularly decadent one for at least one top leader of the United Auto Workers union.
The official was allegedly in Palm Springs, California early for the UAW’s five-day annual conference in January and the festivities that night started with a $6,599.87 dinner at LG Prime Steak House that included $1,942 in liquor, $1,440 in wine and four bottles of Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne for $1,760. The wait staff was generously rewarded; the tip was $1,100.
A $2,000 purchase at the Indian Canyons golf pro shop earlier that day paid for an assortment of polo shirts, shoes, jackets, hats and “Men’s Fashion Shorts.”
The shopping, wining and dining was expensed to the UAW’s Region 5 Conference that was more than week away.
That New Year’s Eve was just…