Daily Briefs

Former United Auto Workers VP charged in corruption probe

DETROIT (AP) — A former vice president at the United Auto Workers has been charged with conspiracy in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler to buy meals, golf and other perks with money from the automaker.

It’s the latest development in the government’s investigation of how officials at Fiat Chrysler and the UAW enriched themselves by using money set aside for a job-training center. At least seven people have pleaded guilty.

The conspiracy charge against Norwood Jewell was filed Monday as a criminal information, which means a guilty plea is likely. Defense attorney Michael Manley tells The Detroit News that Jewell and prosecutors are working toward a “fair and just resolution.”

Jewell was the highest-ranking UAW official dealing with Fiat Chrysler, from 2014 through 2016. Former Fiat Chrysler executive Al Iacobelli is serving a 5 ½-year prison sentence.


Detroit Mercy Law Black Law Students Association to host Vegas Night March 30

The Detroit Mercy Law Black Law Students Association is proud to present its annual Vegas Night scholarship fundraiser from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at College for Creative Studies, 201 East Kirby in Detroit. Vegas Night is a casino style fundraiser event that allows BLSA to raise money to provide scholarships to minority law students.

Vegas Night will offer casino games, a silent auction, raffles, music, an open bar, local artist showcase, and more. Attire is old Hollywood glamour.

The price to attend is $40 for students and $55 for non-students (or $90 for two tickets).

Find registration at http://www.law.udmercy. edu. For more information email blsa@udmercy. edu


5th Annual Brunch for Bars and Affinity Bar Summit set for April 7

The State Bar of Michigan Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee will host the fifth annual Brunch for Bars from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at the Fort Shelby DoubleTree, 525 W. Lafayette in Detroit. Come for the brunch and stay for the learning. The annual Brunch for Bars is a place to network with affinity bar colleagues and discuss topics of concern to members of special purpose bars across the state. This year’s focus is building membership through inclusiveness. Every membership-based organization is experiencing the issues of competition for the limited time of professionals, generational differences in calculation of “return on investment” volunteering, and continual relevance in a rapidly changing professional environment. Explore the challenges and identify strategies to address the commonly held goal of maintaining a robust association. RSVP at www.michbar.org.
For more information contact Michelle Erskine, Research Assistant and Event Specialist, at ­merskine@michbar.org or (517) 346-6316.