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Former President Of Wyoming Area Education Association Sentenced To Prison For Embezzlement Of Union Funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2014

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Lisa Barrett, age 48, of Shavertown, Luzerne County, was sentenced today in Scranton by  Senior United States District Court Judge James M. Munley to serve 12 months in prison for embezzlement of funds from a labor organization.

     Barrett, the past president of the Wyoming Area Education Association (WAEA), was charged with, previously, and admitted to, converting labor union funds to her own use from 2006 to 2012.  Barrett resigned as president of WAEA in March 2013.  Barrett has made restitution to the WAEA in the amount of $59,273.

     In addition to the prison term, Senior Judge Munley also ordered that Barrett be supervised by a probation officer for two years following her prison sentence.

     The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.

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