Daughters of Lori Isenberg pleaded guilty to federal theft charges


COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -Two daughters of Lori Isenberg, who's alleged to have embezzled nearly half a million dollars while she was president of the North Idaho Housing Coalition, have now pleaded guilty to federal theft charges.

According to our media partners at the Spokesman-Review, Jessica Fay Barnes, 36, and Amber Annette Hosking, 39, both appeared Tuesday in federal court in Coeur d'Alene for their first appearance on cases that were sealed until Tuesday.

Both women pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit federal program theft charges, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.

According to court records, the women received payment for work they never did through an account owned by the North Idaho Housing Coalition that was controlled by their mother, Lori Isenberg.

The fraud case makes no mention to the on-going death investigation being conducted by the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office where Lori Isenberg is being questioned in the death of her husband, Larry Isenberg.

U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge set a sentencing date for January 29th, 2019, for both women.

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