Rory Gamble, acting president of the United Auto Workers, speaks with CNBC at the union’s temporary headquarters in metro Detroit on Nov. 6, 2019.
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DETROIT — Rory Gamble, acting president of United Auto Workers, is concerned that an ongoing federal corruption probe into the union could lead to a RICO case and government oversight.
“It’s a concern, but we’re going to operate going forward to self-govern and save our union,” he told CNBC on Wednesday. “I would hope that the government would look at that and recognize that, and going forward give consideration to that. We have the ability by what we put in place to do just that, self-govern our union.”
Although the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, is best known for being used against organized crime, it can be and has been used to prosecute widespread corruption in other organizations. Most prominently, the Teamsters union is scheduled to end 30 years of government oversight next year…