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Thursday, January 24, 2008
Look at thine own house
Just one more problem to add to those at the Guadalupe DA's office.
Former DA worker sentenced in theft Express-News
A former employee of the Guadalupe County district attorney's office pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $18,000 from the office over three years.
Heather Hudgens had already made restitution of the $18,597 she pocketed from people making court-ordered restitution payments and bond payments at the office.
She agreed to perform 300 hours of community service and to pay court costs. She also was sentenced to two to 10 years in prison, which will be deferred. She will serve no jail time if she successfully completes community service and probation.
"She took responsibility for her actions and the money was paid back, so I'm satisfied with the plea agreement," District Attorney Vicki Pattillo said.
Hudgens was hired by Pattillo's predecessor, Bud Kirkendall, in 2003 and was fired after the embezzlement was discovered.