Another day, another corrupt Democrat connected to Hillary Clinton is going to jail.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, a top Democrat who served as a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election is going to jail after pleading guilty to numerous crimes.
Former United Auto Workers vice president Norwood Jewell admitted to violating federal labor law by accepting luxury goods and lavish golf trips from the Chrysler executives he was supposed to be negotiating against in a big deal.
Jewell is starting a potential five-year prison sentence, but it appears prosecutors are attempting to offer him a plea deal that would result in him only spending around 15 months in jail.
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Here’s more from the Beacon report, which details his high-ranking status as a Clinton superdelegate and member of the Democratic National Committee:
He is still listed as a DNC member on the Michigan Democratic Party’s website with his term set to expire in 2020. Federal authorities announced indictments against top labor officials in 2017. Jewell, the UAW’s lead negotiator for Chrysler, was implicated in the scandal in January 2018 and indicted in March 2019 before pleading guilty on Tuesday.
Neither the DNC nor the state party returned requests for comment about Jewell’s status within the organization.
Republicans criticized Democratic leaders for maintaining ties with Jewell in the wake of the guilty plea. RNC spokesman Michael Joyce pointed to the fact that some of the allegations against Jewell took place even while he was serving as a party leader.
While Jewell did not publicly announce his support in the Sanders-Clinton race, the superdelegate process was criticized by Sanders supporters for rigging the contest in Clinton’s favor. Sanders won the Michigan primary 49.8 percent to 47.3 percent, but Clinton earned more delegates.
“Democrats are keeping someone who’s headed to prison on their leadership team in Michigan, and it shows that corruption is alive and well within their ranks,” Joyce said. “After all, these are the same people who rigged the 2016 primary election against Bernie Sanders.”
“This is a troubling moment for our organization, and our members are appropriately angry and frustrated. Our members will always be our highest authority, and so we pledge to continue to change the way that we do business,” the UAW said. “Our Clean Slate reforms are being implemented, and will be expanded. These reforms will make sure that transparency and accountability are at the forefront, and will bring this chapter to a close, once and for all.”
Jewell served as a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.
Superdelegates were used by the DNC, in large part, to ensure that Clinton won the 2016 Democratic nomination over Sen. Bernie Sanders.
And, just a few years after playing a big role in trying to help Clinton win the election, Jewell is headed straight to jail for committing a slew of crimes.