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Student Loan Fraud Indictment Phoenix, Arizona, August 23, 2001

Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2001-08-23.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.

OIG Investigative Reports, Release Number: 2001-090
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PRESS RELEASE:
RELEASE NUMBER:2001-090
Phoenix, Arizona August 23, 2001
Public Affairs:
(602) 514-7500
Two Indicted for Student Loan Fraud
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona announced today that a federal grand jury at Phoenix, Arizona, returned a five count indictment against Eduardo Gonzalez-Gonzalez, 28 years old, of Phoenix, Arizona, and a separate five count indictment against Bibiano Rodriguez-Becerra, 39 years old, of Phoenix, Arizona.
Each indictment alleges that between 1996 to 1998, each defendant on three different occasions falsely used the name and social security number of another person to obtain federally guaranteed student loans, for a total a excess of $10,000, while also falsely claiming to be United States citizens.
The federal indictments charge each defendant with violating Title 20 of the United States Code, Section 1097(a), Student Loan Fraud, among other applicable sections. Each defendant has entered a not guilty plea and trial dates have been set for October 2, 2001.
A conviction for a violation of Title 20, USC Section 1097(a) carries a maximum penalty of imprisonment for five years, a $20,000 fine, or both.
An indictment is simply the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by Special Agents of the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Education, Los Angeles, California.
The prosecution is being handled by Richard L. Mesh, Assistant United States Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona.
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