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Newsletter > November 2016 > "Former House Corporation President Sentenced for Embezzlement"
Former House Corporation President Sentenced for Embezzlement
Tim Burke, Manley Burke, email@example.com
The September 2016 issue of Fraternal Law described Jennifer Elizabeth Meehan’s embezzlement from the House Corporation of Gamma Phi Beta at the University of Alabama, which she was the President of. Meehan, who lost her license as a South Carolina lawyer as a result, is estimated to have embezzled over half a million dollars from the house corporation. She has now been sentenced by United States District Court Judge Madeleine Haikala, to serve six months in prison, followed by 18 months of home confinement and 40 months of supervised probation. She has also been fined $50,000. In addition, she must serve eight hours a week of community service while on home confinement and probation and must participate in a mental health program.
Nine months after her arrest, she turned over a boot box with a series of envelopes containing a total of $234,648. She claimed that she kept the box in her closet, saving the money for a sorority scholarship program. According to news reports, through a series of recoveries from Meehan, including the contents of the boot box, the house corporation made a complete recovery.1
1 Information obtained from an article by Ken Faulk, available at http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/10/woman_charg.