GM Says Ex-Board Member Spied For UAW, Fiat Chrysler

By Mike LaSusa (September 15, 2020, 11:18 PM EDT) -- General Motors LLC has filed suit in New Jersey federal court against a former board member who allegedly "violated every conceivable duty" he had to the company by taking bribes in exchange for providing the United Auto Workers union and rival automaker Fiat Chrysler with sensitive information.

GM on Monday sued former board member Joseph Ashton for his admitted role in a scheme to take hundreds of thousands of dollars from vendors doing business with the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources — a training center for UAW members employed by GM.

At the time of those activities, Ashton was a top...

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