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Press Releases

Below are press releases issued in 2018-2019 relating to our work. For more information, please contact the OIG Public Affairs Office.

Subject

Title of Release

Date
Issued

Release

Student Aid
Fraud

Danville Man Sentenced on Wire Fraud, Identity Theft, Student Loan Fraud Charges (Virginia)

03/06/2019

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Student Aid
Fraud

Euclid Woman Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for a Scheme in Which She Fraudulently Enrolled Students in Community Colleges to Defraud the Department of Education Out of $1.8 Million (Ohio)

02/20/2019

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Student Aid
Fraud

Former Owner Of Stenotype Institute Of Jacksonville Sentenced To Prison And Ordered To Pay Over $288,000 In Restitution To Former Students And U.S. Department Of Education (Florida)

02/08/2019

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Student Aid
Fraud

Laplace Woman Charged with Stealing Federal Student Aid Funds and Identity Theft (Louisiana)

02/01/2019

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Student Aid
Fraud

Former State Department Employee Sentenced to Prison for Student Loan Fraud (Virginia)

01/18/2019

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K-12 Fraud

Charter School Founder and CEO Agrees to Plead Guilty in Scheme to Misappropriate Approximately $2.5 Million of Public Education Funds (California)

12/21/2018

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Student Aid
Fraud

Shreveport Man Pleads Guilty to Financial Aid Fraud Scheme at Bossier Parish Community College (Louisiana)

12/14/2018

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Upward Bound

Texas Christian University Employee Sentenced for Stealing Money from the Upward Bound Program (Texas)

12/03/2018

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Student Aid
Fraud

Euclid Woman Sentenced to More than Five Years in Prison for $200,000 College Student Aid Fraud and Identity Theft (Ohio)

11/20/2018

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Student Aid
Fraud

Akron Woman Sentenced to Nearly Seven Years in Prison for Defrauding the U.S. Department of Education Out of $1.8 Million by Enrolling Prison Inmates and Others In Arizona Community College (Ohio)

11/06/2018

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Higher Education Fraud

CUNY Medgar Evers College Lecturer Sentenced To 6 Months For Selling Fake College Certificates (New York)

11/01/2018

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K-12 Fraud

Gladwyne Businessman and Co-Conspirator of Chaka Fattah, Jr. Is Sentenced for Embezzlement and Tax Charges (Pennsylvania)

09/27/2018

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Student Aid
Fraud

Three Phoenix Residents Sentenced for Attempted Financial Aid Fraud of Over $5 Million (Arizona)

08/31/2018

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Student Aid
Fraud

Former Delgado Community College Financial Aid Officer Pled Guilty to Solicitation and Receipt of Bribes (Louisiana)

08/30/2018

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Higher Education Fraud

Phony Music Booking Agent Sentenced for Defrauding Victims Out of Almost $1 Million (Georgia)

08/13/2018

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K-12 Fraud

Creative Educational and Psychological Services, Inc., a Tutoring Services Corporation, and Four Individuals Indicted and Arrested for Defrauding the Department of Education (Puerto Rico)

08/07/2018

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K-12 Fraud

Judge Sentences CPA to Prison for Helping Cyber Charter School CEO in Fraud Scheme (Pennsylvania)

07/09/2018

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Student Aid Fraud

Woman Sentenced in North Mississippi for Student Loan Fraud (Mississippi)

07/09/2018

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Higher Education Fraud

Former Baruch College Basketball Coach and Athletics Official Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Embezzling more Than $700,000 (New York)

06/21/2018

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Higher Education Fraud

Pennsylvania Business Owner Gets Five Years in Prison for Defrauding Veterans GI Bill (New Jersey)

06/04/2018

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Higher Education Fraud

CUNY Medgar Evers College Lecturer Pled Guilty to Wire Fraud For Selling Fake College Certificates (New York)

05/31/2018

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Student Aid Fraud

Last of Three Defendants Sentenced in Million Dollar Student Loan Fraud Scheme (Michigan)

05/21/2018

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Identity Theft/Abuse of Protected Systems

Private Investigator Receives 18-Month Prison Sentence for Illegally Using The President's Social Security Number in an Attempt to Obtain Federal Tax Information (Louisiana)

04/25/2018

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Student Aid Fraud

Grand Rapids Man Sentenced In Student Loan And Tax Fraud Scam (Michigan)

04/17/2018

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Student Aid Fraud

Five Individuals Charged In Phony Debt Elimination Scheme (New Jersey)

03/20/2018

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Student Aid Fraud

Former Employees of Chicago Post-Secondary School Indicted for Allegedly Swindling Federal Financial Aid Program out of Millions (Illinois)

03/02/2018

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Fraud Scheme

Phony Entertainment Booking Agent Charged in Fraud Scheme (Georgia)

02/16/2018

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K-12 Fraud

Former New Rochelle Schools Director Sentenced For Bribery Scheme (New York)

02/14/2018

READ

Higher Education Fraud

Pennsylvania Business Owner Admits Defrauding Veterans’ GI Bill (New Jersey)

02/01/2018

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Student Aid Fraud

Former School Owner and CEO Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Federal Financial Aid Fraud Scheme (Louisiana)

01/23/2018

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Higher Education Funding Fraud

Former Baruch College Basketball Coach and Athletics Official Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Over $700,000 (New York)

01/17/2018

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Student Aid Fraud

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Fraud and Bribery Charges Against Former Director of Financial Aid of Graduate School (New York)

01/11/2018

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Student Aid Fraud

Danville Man Sentenced to 61 Months in Prison for Student Loan Fraud (Virginia)

01/10/2018

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For press releases issued prior to 2018, please contact the OIG Public Affairs Office


Interviews and Press Statements

OIG staff occasionally appears on radio and television programs discussing our work and findings. Staff also participate in press conferences, and we have issued statements for the press on our work. Below are links to interviews and press statement issued 2011. This list does not include Congressional testimony – click here to be directed to the Congressional Testimony page. If you have any questions or if you would like additional information, please contact the OIG Public Affairs Office.


Subject

Title

Date
Aired

READ

Public Corruption

Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Aaron R. Jordan at Press Conference Announcing Arrests in Puerto Rico
(OIG Investigation)

6/21/2017

Watch

Cybersecurity

Inspector General Kathleen S. Tighe on Government Matters TV
(FISMA)

5/30/2017

Watch

Cybersecurity

Inspector General Kathleen S. Tighe on Federal News Radio
(FISMA)

2/05/2014

Listen

Student Aid Fraud

Inspector General Kathleen S. Tighe on CSPAN Washington Journal
(Distance Education Fraud/Student Aid “Fraud Rings”)

8/29/2013

Watch

Recovery Act

Inspector General Kathleen S. Tighe on Federal News Radio
(Recovery Act and Superstorm Sandy Spending)

11/27/2013

Listen

Recovery Act

Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit Bryon Gordon on Federal News Radio
(Transparency in Recovery Act Efforts)

7/29/2013

Listen

K-12

OIG Report on Its Investigation of Alleged Test Cheating at D.C. Public Schools

1/17/2013

Read

Recovery Act

Inspector General Kathleen S. Tighe on Federal News Radio
(Recovery Act Board)

4/20/2012

Listen

Student Aid Fraud

Inspector General Kathleen S. Tighe on National Public Radio
(Distance Education Fraud/Student Aid “Fraud Rings”)

10/05/2011

Listen

Student Aid Fraud

OIG Statement on Execution of Search Warrant In Stockton, California
(OIG Investigation)

6/7/2011

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OIG Podcasts

Click on the links below to listen to episodes of Eye on ED, the official podcast of the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Eye on ED features interviews, discussions, and summaries of OIG work, including its audits, criminal investigations, and other special reports. Eye on ED is written, recorded, and produced by OIG staff. If you would like more information on Eye on ED, or to suggest a topic for the OIG to cover in an episode of Eye on ED, please contact the OIG Public Affairs Office at (202) 245-7023, or email OIG Public Affairs Office.


Eye on ED Episode

Subject

Link to Podcast

Transcript

Date of Episode

Link to Report

2

The OIG’s Audit of FSA Oversight of Student Loan Servicing

Listen to interview
MP3 (15.6M)

PDF
(92.3K)

03/06/2019

FSA Oversight
PDF (2.74M)

1

The OIG’s audit of the Department’s processing of Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) complaints, featuring OIG Senior Auditor Ruth Dunlop

Listen to interview
MP3 (7.2M)

PDF
(42K)

01/17/2019

FERPA Audit
PDF (1.0M)







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