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Press Releases

Below are press releases issued in 2017-2018 relating to our work. For more information, please contact the OIG Public Affairs Office.

Subject

Title of Release

Date
Issued

Release

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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Student Aid Fraud

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

07/09/2018

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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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Student Loan 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

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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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Studend Aid Fraud

Florida Resident Guilty of Theft of Federal Student Aid Funds and Aggravated Identity Theft Sentenced to 44 Months of Imprisonment (Louisiana)

12/21/2017

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Unauthorized Access to Protected Data Systems

Private Investigator Who Attempted to Illegally Obtain the President's Federal Tax Information Pleads Guilty (Louisiana)

12/11/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Arizona Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud the Government with Respect to Claims of Fraud (Colorado)

12/07/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Grand Rapids Man Pleads Guilty To Student Loan And Tax Fraud (Michigan)

11/28/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Former Jefferson County Resident Sentenced in Identity Theft and Student Loan Fraud (Missouri)

11/21/2017

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K-12 Fraud

Former Charter School Principal Pleads Guilty to Federal Program Theft (Delaware)

11/20/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Akron Women Indicted For Defrauding Department Of Education Out Of $1.8 Million Through Financial Aid Scheme (Ohio)

11/09/2017

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K-12 Fraud

Founder and Former Administrator of Group of Public Charter Schools in Albuquerque Pleads Guilty to Federal Theft, Fraud, and False Statements Charges (New Mexico)

10/25/2017

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K-12 Fraud

Former Garland Independent School District Executive Director of Human Resources Sentenced in Conspiracy to Falsify Immigration Documents (Texas)

10/24/2017

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K-12 Fraud

Father-and-Son Executives of Tutoring Companies Sentenced to Federal Prison in Connection with $11 Million Fraud Scheme (Illinois)

10/23/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Longview Man Found Guilty of Student Financial Aid Fraud During Federal Trial (Texas)

10/19/2017

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Higher Education Fraud

Two Women, Including Former Associate Dean Of Caldwell University, Admit Defrauding Veterans’ GI Bill (New Jersey)

10/17/2017

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K-12 Fraud

DeSoto Woman Sentenced for Embezzling $1.6 Million from Grandview School District (Missouri)

10/13/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Feds Charge Grand Rapids Man With Student Loan And Grant Fraud (Michigan)

10/06/2017

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Higher Education

CUNY Medgar Evers College Lecturer Charged With Federal Offenses For Selling Fake College Certificates (New York)

9/29/2017

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K-12 Fraud

Former Lincoln-Way School Superintendent Indicted on Fraud Charges for Allegedly Misappropriating School Funds for His Own Benefit
(Chicago)

9/14/2017

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K-12 Fraud

Providence Plan Finance Director Sentenced for Embezzling $742,190
(Rhode Island)

8/11/2017

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Public Corruption

Woman Pleads Guilty To Theft Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds
(Puerto Rico)

7/27/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Longview Man Indicted for Student Financial Aid Fraud Scheme; Sister Pleads Guilty
(Texas)

7/19/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Olathe Woman Sentenced in Identity Theft Scheme
(Kansas)

7/11/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Former Jefferson County Resident Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft and Student Loan Fraud Charges
(Missouri)

7/10/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

School Owner and CEO Convicted of Federal Financial Aid Fraud Offenses and Money Laundering
(Louisiana)

6/23/2017

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Public Corruption

Ex-Secretary Of Puerto Rico Department of Sports and Recreation Indicted for Receiving Kickbacks, Fraud, and Money Laundering
(Puerto Rico)

6/21/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Former State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of Funds
(Virginia)

6/13/2017

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Public Corruption

Chief Financial Officer of Educational Services Company Sentenced to 19 Months in Prison for Tax Crimes Resulting in $1.4 Million Loss
(New Jersey)

6/13/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Two Identity Thieves Charged in Federal Court
(Indiana)

6/7/2017

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K-12 Fraud

Former Garland Independent School District Executive Director of Human Resources Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Falsify Immigration Documents
(Texas)

5/23/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Alexandria Man Pleads Guilty to Scamming More than $500,000
(Virginia)

4/21/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Former City University of New York School of Professional Services Budget Director Charged with Embezzlement and Fraud
(New York)

4/7/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Gregg County Mother and Son Indicted for Student Financial Aid Fraud
(Texas)

3/23/2017

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Public Corruption

Former Finance Director Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
(Rhode Island)

3/22/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Former Bibb County Public Schools Employee Pleads Guilty To Student Loan Fraud
(Georgia)

3/15/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Palm Beach Resident Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Her Participation in a Fraud Scheme that Targeted Nursing Students
(Florida)

2/27/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Newnan Woman Sentenced for Financial Aid Fraud and Identity Theft
(Georgia)

2/24/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

United States Prevails in Civil Suit Against For-Profit College Chain and its President for False Claims Act Violations
(Florida)

2/21/2017

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Public Corruption

Castle Rock Man Convicted of Making False Claims in Attempt to Defraud Department of Agriculture’s Finance Office
(Colorado)

2/16/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Former Baruch College Basketball Coach and Athletics Official Charged With Embezzlement
(New York)

2/14/2017

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Public Corruption

Four School Bus Company Owners Convicted for Bid Rigging and Mail Fraud Conspiracies Involving Puerto Rico Public School Bus Services
(Puerto Rico)

1/26/2017

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Public Corruption

Former Providence Plan Finance Director to Plead Guilty to Fraud
(Rhode Island)

1/26/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Masters of Cosmetology Charge
(Indiana)

1/13/2017

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K-12 Fraud

Former El Paso Independent School District Associate Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme
(Texas)

1/06/2017

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Student Aid Fraud

Harvey Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Financial Aid Fraud

1/03/2017

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For press releases issued prior to 2017, please contact the OIG Public Affairs Office


Interview 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

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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

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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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