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Press Releases

Below are press releases issued in 2020 and 2021 relating to our work. For more information, please contact the OIG Public Affairs Office.

Subject

Title of Release

Date
Issued

Release

Student Aid Fraud

Former University Financial Advisor Facing Federal Charges for Wire Fraud (Maryland)

06/11/2021

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Student Aid Fraud

Denton County Woman Sentenced for Student Loan Fraud (Texas)

05/18/2021

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Fraud

Swampscott Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty to Stealing Former Client’s Retirement Assets (Massachusetts)

05/12/2021

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Student Aid Fraud

Fort Myers Woman Pleads Guilty To Financial Aid Fraud And Wire Fraud (Florida)

04/30/2021

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Higher Education Fraud

Owner of Diving School Admits Wire Fraud (New Jersey)

04/28/2021

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Higher Education Fraud

Former Temple Business School Dean Indicted for Fraud (Pennsylvania)

04/16/2021

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Charter School Fraud

Former Charter School Official Sent to Prison for Embezzling Funds (Texas)

04/09/2021

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K-12 Fraud

Three Defendants Plead Guilty in Virtual Education Fraud Case (Alabama)

04/09/2021

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Coronavirus Aid/Higher Education

Two Louisiana College Students Charged with Identity Theft (Louisiana)

03/25/2021

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Student Aid Fraud

Defendant Sentenced for Participation in Scheme to Defraud Bossier Parish Community College (Louisiana)

03/11/2021

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K-12 Fraud

Provider of Federally-Funded Tutoring Services to Underprivileged New York City Public School Students Agrees to Settle Civil Fraud Allegations (New York)

03/03/2021

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K-12 Fraud

Two Former Alabama Public School Superintendents Among Six Charged with Fraud Related to Virtual Education (Alabama)

02/23/2021

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Student Aid Fraud

Former Bossier Parish Community College Comptroller Sentenced for Stealing More Than $280,000 (Louisiana)

02/22/2021

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Fraud

Swampscott Man Charged with Bank Fraud (Massachusetts)

01/22/2021

READ

K-12 Fraud

Statewide Grand Jury Indicts Former CIO of Broward County Schools (Florida)

01/07/2021

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Teacher Certification Programs

Indictment Disrupts Racketeering, Fraud Scheme To Steal And Sell State Certification Exams (Florida)

12/11/2020

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Vocational Rehabilitation Fraud

Former D.C. Government Employee Sentenced to 12 Months and a Day in Prison for Fraud Scheme that Cost Government More than $880,000 (Washington, D.C.)

11/24/2020

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Student Aid Fraud

Six Defendants Charged in Scheme to Defraud Student Loan Programs (Georgia)

10/20/2020

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Higher Education Fraud

California University To Pay $225,000 For Allegedly Violating Ban On Incentive Compensation (California)

10/19/2020

READ

K-12 Fraud

Former Vice Principal of Closed Goodyear Charter School Sentenced For Her Role In Enrolling Fake Students (Arizona)

09/23/2020

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K-12 Fraud

Former Principal of Closed Goodyear Charter School Sentenced to 3.75 Years in Prison (Arizona)

09/14/2020

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Student Aid Fraud

Fort Myers Woman Indicted For Wire Fraud And U.S. Department Of Education Financial Aid Fraud (Florida)

09/10/2020

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K-12 Fraud

Former Executive Director and Three Contractors of the Mississippi Department of Education Charged with Conspiracy, Federal Bribery, Wire Fraud and Money Laundering (Mississippi)

09/03/2020

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Student Aid
Fraud

Union County Man Indicted on Tax and Fraud Charges (New Jersey)

08/18/2020

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Student Aid
Fraud

Former Bossier Parish Community College Comptroller Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $250,000 (Louisiana)  

07/20/2020

READ

K-12 Fraud

Former Head of Community Preparatory Academy Admits Stealing Over $3 Million and Spending $220,000 on Disney Expenses (California) 

07/17/2020

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Student Aid
Fraud

Couple Sentenced for Multiple Frauds. Defrauded Student Lenders, SNAP, Medicaid, IRS (Ohio) 

07/08/2020

READ

Student Aid
Fraud

Cumberland County Woman Charged in Conspiracy to Collect Federal Student Aid Funds Using Fake Transcripts (North Carolina) 

05/21/2020

READ

Higher Education
Fraud

Former Delaware State University Officer Sentenced to 15 Months' Incarceration in Federal Bribery Case (Delaware) 

02/20/2020

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K-12 Fraud

Former Vice Principal of Closed Goodyear Charter School Pleads Guilty to Theft (Arizona) 

02/20/2020

READ

Vocational Rehabilitation Fraud

Delaware Man Sentenced to 12 Months' Incarceration for Defrauding Federally-Funded Job Placement Program in Wire Fraud Case (Delaware) 

02/05/2020

READ

Higher Education
Fraud

New Jersey Man Sentenced to 42 Months in $3M Federal Bribery Case (Delaware)

01/31/2020

READ

Fraud

Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and His Wife Indicted in Wide-Ranging Fraud and Bribery Case Also Involving Former Universal Companies Executive (Pennsylvania)

01/29/2020

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Student Aid
Fraud

Rocky Mount Woman Indicted on Wire Fraud and Related Charges for Financial Aid Fraud Scheme (North Carolina)

01/27/2020

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Higher Education
Fraud

Caldwell University Agrees To Pay More Than $4.8 Million To Resolve Allegations Of Violating False Claims Act (New Jersey)

01/03/2020

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For press releases issued prior to 2020, 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

7

Women in Federal Law Enforcement

Listen to interview
MP3 (30.4M)

PDF
(238K)

03/30/2021

More info about careers at ED OIG

6

Protecting Federal K–12 Funds from Fraud

Listen to interview
MP3 (19.3M)

PDF
(97.5K)

02/11/2020

K–12 Fight Fraud 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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