Scandal continues to plague the United Auto Workers.
The latest: Mike Grimes, 65, a former senior UAW official, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Ann Arbor to wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering. He told the judge he committed the crimes because he faced financial hardship, Kalea Hall of The Detroit News reports.
The government is asking U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman to sentence Grimes to 46 to 57 months on Jan. 14.
Grimes of Fort Myers, Fla., was administrative assistant to UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada until last year. He's the ninth person to be convicted in an ongoing FBI probe in UAW corruption, The News reports.