Ironworkers Secretary in New Orleans Sentenced for Embezzlement

Iron Workers logoOn March 25, Andrea Hobgood, former secretary for Ironworkers Local 58, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to five years of probation, and was ordered to pay $3,600 in restitution and a $100 special assessment, for embezzling funds from the New Orleans-based union.  She previously had paid $14,039 in restitution.  Hobgood had pleaded guilty last March after being charged in January.  The actions follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.