UAW Officials Sentenced In Extortion Case

Law360, New York (May 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two former United Auto Workers officials were sentenced Thursday to probation and home confinement for their alleged extortion of General Motors Corp.

Federal prosecutors had wanted four or more years of prison for the defendants, Donny G. Douglas and Jay D. Campbell, who were convicted of conspiracy felonies in June 2006 under the Taft-Hartley Act and the Hobbs Act for allegedly prolonging a 1997 strike.

“I consider that most of what happened here should have been resolved under the labor laws, not under criminal laws," said...
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