Fiat Chrysler To Pay $30 Million In Corruption Case
Jan. 28, 2021— Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will plead guilty in a federal corruption probe that led to convictions against 15 people and will pay a $30 million fine, the Detroit Free Press reports.
The company released a statement "that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan to resolve its investigation into past misconduct of certain former FCA US employees involving the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center.
Prosecutors said FCA conspired to make illegal payments to UAW officers equivalent to $3.5 million in the form of golf, meals, parties and other things from 2009 to 2016.
“No matter the size or importance of a company, our job in the Justice Department is to faithfully enforce federal law,” U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider said in a news release. “This proposed guilty plea ensures that FCA will be held accountable.”