Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Labor Union

A McLeansboro woman has pled guilty to a one-count indictment that charged her with embezzlement and theft from a labor union.  U.S. Attorney Steven Wigginton announced Friday that 53-year-old Carolyn Hall faces a prison sentence of up to five years, a $250,000 fine and up to three years of supervised release. Her sentencing is set for Dec. 1. As part of her plea, Hall admitted that while she was the bookkeeper for Laborer’s Local 1197 in McLeansboro, she took $26,491 of cash receipts from members’ dues payments and used the funds for personal use. The thefts happened from July of 2012 through February of last year.