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Six Banned From Future CU Work
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (6/3/13)--The National Credit Union Administration Friday issued prohibition orders banning six individuals from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution; four had pleaded guilty to embezzlement, one was adjudged guilty of receipt of stolen money, and one consented to the issuance of the prohibition order to avoid the time, cost and expense of administrative litigation.

The NCUA reported the orders involve the following former credit union employees and charges:

  • Jamie Askew, a former employee of St. Louis Community CU in St Louis, Mo., pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement from a credit union. Askew was to sentenced time served, five years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $104,785.97;
  • Stacy Attisano, a former employee of Lawrence County School Employees' FCU in New Castle, Pa., pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement from an institution insured by NCUA. Attisano was sentenced to 30 months in prison, three years supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $259,847;
  • Krista Marie Cousino, a former employee of St. Patrick Carleton FCU in Carleton, Mich., pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement in a credit union. Cousino was sentenced to 270 days in prison, five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $160,000;
  • Kerry Higashi, a former employee of Kauai Teachers FCU, Union in Lihue, Hawaii, was adjudged guilty of embezzlement from a federal credit union. Higashi was sentenced to one month in prison, five years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $44,043.82;
  • Christopher Langley, a former employee of Eastern New York FCU in Napanoch, N.Y., consented to the issuance of a prohibition order to avoid the time, cost and expense of administrative litigation; and,
  • Halina Mielczarek, a former employee of United Nations FCU in Long Island City N.Y., was adjudged guilty of receipt of stolen money. Mielczarek was sentenced to five months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $87,665.96.
Violation of a prohibition order is a felony offense punishable by imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million.

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