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Former UAW exec and GM board member sentenced to 30 months in prison for taking kickbacks

DETROIT, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Former United Auto Workers Vice President Joseph Ashton on Tuesday was sentenced to 30 months in prison for accepting kickbacks as part of a wide-ranging federal corruption probe into the union.

Ashton, a former General Motors Co board member, pleaded guilty in December 2019 to conspiring with other union officials to receive "hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks," according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit. (Reporting by Ben Klayman; editing by Jonathan Oatis)