Julie Matau and daughter change plea in U'una'i embezzlement case

Federal prosecutors have reached a resolution in the government case against Julie Matau and her daughter Andrea with new pleas by the defendants to be entered during a change of plea hearing set for Dec. 21 at the federal court in Oakland, Calif., according to court documents filed last week.The pair are accused of stealing some $150,000 in federal funds that were awarded to the now defunct U'una'i Legal Service Corporation and were scheduled to go on trial Jan. 9, 2012 with former acting boss David Wagner a key witness for the prosecution after he pled guilty last year to stealing $31,292 in federal grants for U'una'i.A pre trial conference hearing was scheduled for Dec.21 but the government in a motion filed last Tuesday asked U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken to change the hearing from a pre trial hearing to a \change-of-plea\ instead.\Both defendants in this matter have negotiated resolutions of the charges against them and have executed plea agreements with the government

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