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UAW Region 5 Director Vance Pearson resigns amid ongoing corruption scandal

Pearson accused of embezzling thousands

Vance Pearson. Photo courtesy of the United Auto Workers.
Vance Pearson. Photo courtesy of the United Auto Workers.

DETROIT – On Sunday the United Auto Workers announced Vance Pearson is resigning as Director of UAW Region 5, effective immediately, and retiring.

He is also resigning his UAW membership, effective immediately. Pearson had been on leave from his position.

Today’s announcement comes after the UAW International Executive Board voted to begin Article 30 proceedings against former UAW President Gary Jones and Pearson, who worked as his right-hand man.

The Article 30 charges assert that Jones and Pearson directed the submission of false, misleading and inaccurate expense records to the UAW Accounting Department and further concealed the true information concerning those expenses.

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