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PRESS RELEASE:
Portland, ME February 28, 2003

Contact: James McCarthy:
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel.: (207) 945-0373

Scarborough Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Failure to Make Student Loan Refunds

Bangor, Maine: - United States Attorney Paula D. Silsby and Gary E. Mathison, Special Agent in Charge, United States Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Investigation Services announced that on Wednesday, February 26, 2003, U.S. District Judge George Z. Singal sentenced Jeffrey P. Saleeby, 44, of Scarborough, Maine to six (6) months in the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, with one month to be served in prison and five (5) months of home confinement/electronic monitoring and a $2,000 fine, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Saleeby was also ordered by the Court to pay $13,433,79 in restitution to the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME).

Saleeby pled guilty on September 26, 2002 to one count of Failure to Make Student Loan Refunds between March 8, 1997 and July 8, 1997 to or on behalf of 15 former students of the Maine State Academy of Hair Design, Inc. and Maine Schools, Inc, in violation of Title 20 United States Code, Section 1097.

United States Attorney Silsby praised the investigative efforts of the agents of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Investigation Services.


 
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