DETROIT (AP) A retired vice president at the United Auto Workers has pleaded guilty to corruption charges.
Joe Ashton admits he received a $250,000 kickback after arranging a contract for 58,000 watches.
Ashton led the union's General Motors department until July 2014 and also had a seat on the automaker's board.
Ten people with ties to the UAW have been charged in the corruption investigation; eight have pleaded guilty, including the widow of a union vice president.
Separately, three people who worked at Fiat Chrysler have been charged and convicted.
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