OIG Investigative Reports Press Release Sacramento CA., 02/27/2014 - San Leandro Man Sentenced to 27 Months In Prison for Student Aid Fraud Scheme Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigation Report THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE EASTERN DISTRICT of CALIFORNIA NEWS United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner Eastern District of California San Leandro Man Sentenced to 27 Months In Prison for Student Aid Fraud Scheme FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 27, 2014 www.justice.gov/usao/cae/ firstname.lastname@example.org Docket #: 2:12-CR-323 MCE SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Myron Jacobs, 41, of San Leandro, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay $66,748 in restitution for mail fraud, associated with a student aid fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents, between August 1, 2009, and December 31, 2011, Stacey and Myron Jacobs engaged in a scheme to defraud the Department of Education by recruiting individuals to act as straw students at various community colleges and applying for financial aid assistance in their names. The recruited straw students were not active students at these schools and many did not intend to become active students at these schools. Stacey Jacobs had the financial aid funds sent to addresses associated with her or to others with whom she was associated. Due to the scheme, the Department of Education lost at least $66,748. This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education OIG. Assistant United States Attorney Lee S. Bickley prosecuted the case. Myron Jacobs is currently in custody. His co-defendant Stacey Jacobs is next scheduled for a status conference on May 22, 2014. The charges against her are only allegations; she is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. #### Top Printable view Last Modified: 03/04/2014 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
San Leandro Man Sentenced to 27 Months In Prison for Student Aid Fraud Scheme. Sacramento, CA., February 27, 2014
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2014-02-27.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.