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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Slidell Woman Sentenced for Embezzlement of Union Funds

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ANDREA HOBGOOD, age 36, of Slidell, was sentenced today, having pled guilty to embezzlement of union funds. HOBGOOD had been a union’s office manager and, on more than 100 occasions, failed to deposit members’ dues payments into the union’s bank account and instead kept and spent the money for herself.

U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan sentenced HOBGOOD to 5 years probation and ordered her to pay restitution.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Chandra Menon was in charge of the prosecution.

 

Updated March 26, 2015