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Press Releases

Below are press releases issued in 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

Alexandria Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Submitting False Student Aid Applications to Department of Education (Louisiana)

09/26/2019

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K-12 Fraud

Hempstead School District Official Pleads Guilty to Credit Card Fraud (New York)

09/13/2019

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Fraud in Connection
wtih Computers

Second Haverford College Student Pleads Guilty to Attempt to Access President Trump’s Tax Information (Pennsylvania)

09/05/2019

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Fraud in Connection
with Computers

Haverford College Student Pleads Guilty to Attempt to Access President Trump’s Tax Information (Pennsylvania)

08/06/2019

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Student Aid
Fraud

Shreveport Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Financial Aid Fraud Scheme at Bossier Parish Community College (Louisiana)

07/25/2019

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Student Aid
Fraud

Three Inland Empire Women Arrested on Charges of Fraudulently Obtaining Student Aid for ‘Students’ Who Never Attended School (California)

06/27/2019

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Student Aid
Fraud

Bossier Parish Community College Comptroller, 2 Others Indicted for Stealing More than $250,000 (Louisiana)

06/27/2019

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Student Aid
Fraud

Arizona Man Sentenced For Conspiracy To Defraud The Government (Colorado)

06/11/2019

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Higher Education
Fraud

Oral Roberts University to Pay More Than $300,000 for Allegedly Violating the Ban on Incentive Compensation (Oklahoma)

06/05/2019

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Student Aid
Fraud

Former Tennessee State University Employee Indicted For Federal Student Loan Fraud (Tennessee)

06/04/2019

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Student Aid
Fraud

New Jersery Man Pleads Guilty in $3M Federal Bribery Case (Delaware)

05/24/2019

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K-12 Fraud

Charter School Founder and CEO Sentenced to 2½ Years in Federal Prison for Misappropriating $3.2 Million in Public Education Funds (Califormia)

05/20/2019

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Fraud

Former High School Counselor Sentenced for Mail Fraud Scheme Inflating Daughter's Grades to Obtain College Scholarships (West Virginia)

05/17/2019

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Higher Education
Fraud

Former Delaware Public Officer Pleads Guilty in $3M Federal Bribery Case (Deleware)

04/17/2019

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K-12

Charter School Victims to Receive More Than a Half-Million in Restitution (Texas)

04/16/2019

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K-12 Fraud

Former Board President of Milwaukee Public Schools Charged in Bribery Scheme Linked to Philadelphia Non-Profit (Pennsylvania)

04/10/2019

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Student Aid
Fraud

Former Director Of Financial Aid At New York Graduate School And Two Former Students Sentenced To Prison For Bribery And Kickback Scheme (New York)

04/09/2019

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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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For press releases issued prior to 2019, 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

Related Materials

5

The OIG’s Work Involving Improper Payments

Listen to interview
MP3 (15.2M)

PDF
(100K)

10/03/2019

Improper Payments Audit
PDF (2.67M)

4

(Spanish episode): Proteger los Fondos de Recuperación por Desastre del Desperdicio, el Fraude, el Abuso y la Actividad Criminal

Listen to interview
MP3 (15.5M)

PDF
(93K)

07/18/2019

Disaster Recovery Information

3

The OIG’s Audit and Investigations Work in Support of Disaster Recovery

Listen to interview
MP3 (16.4M)

PDF
(155K)

07/18/2019

Disaster Recovery Information

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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