Auto Workers Financial Secretary in Michigan Sentenced

Auto assembly plantOn April 12, Kimberley Smith, former financial secretary of United Auto Workers Local 2031, was sentenced in the District Court of Lenawee County, Michigan to five days in jail, 15 days at a work release facility and two years probation for theft of union funds. She also will have to pay $1,951.87 in restitution and a $450 fine. Smith had pleaded guilty in March. The union is based in Adrian, about 30 miles southwest of Ann Arbor. The sentencing follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.