(CBS DETROIT) – Former United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has admitted to stealing funds from the organization.

Federal prosecutors have recommended Jones spend 57 months in prison though he faces up to 5 years.

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Prosecutors also threaten a government take over of the UAW if the organization doesn’t reform itself.

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The 63-year-old pleaded guilty to participating in a racketeering scheme totaling over $1 million.

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