WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) - A former federal prosecutor
and special inspector general who oversaw a $700 billion U.S.
government bailout fund was named on Wednesday as the
independent monitor to oversee the United Auto Workers union.
The appointment of Neil Barofsky, now a lawyer at Jenner &
Block, was approved by U.S. District Judge David Lawson.
In total, 16 people have been convicted in a wide-ranging
probe conducted by the office for the U.S. attorney for the
Eastern District of Michigan, which last December reached a deal
with the union for independent oversight.
(Reporting by David Shepardson
Editing by Chris Reese)