OIG Investigative Reports, Working Group to Review and Investigate Alleged Criminal Violations Involving the New Orleans Public Schools 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 Investigative Reports For Immediate Release April 29, 2004 FBI NEWS RELEASE New Orleans Field Office 2901 Leon C. Simon Blvd New Orleans, Louisiana 70126 Contact: S.A. Sheila Thome (504) 815-3315 Louis M. Reigel, III. Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the New Orleans Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Anthony Amato, Superintendent of New Orleans Public Schools; First Assistant Grover C. Austin, Office of Legislative Auditor, State of Louisiana; Superintendent Edwin Compass, III, New Orleans Police Department; Colonel Terry Ebbert, Director of Homeland Security, City of New Orleans; Eddie J. Jordan, Jr., Orleans Parish District Attorney; James B. Letten, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana; and Patricia A. VanGilder, Special Agent in Charge of Investigations, United States Department of Education, Office of Inspector Gencral announce today the creation of a working group to review and investigate alleged criminal violations involving the New Orleans Public Schools (HOPS). The original investigation of the New Orleans Public Schools resulted in the guilty pleas of former NOPS Risk Manager, Carl Coleman, and contractor Jeffrey Pollitt. While this investigation continues, the need for a working group arose from a request by Superintendent Amato and community leaders to assist in reviewing suspicious transactions and activities being conducted by employees or associates of employees within the NOPS, To best address this request, it was determined that a working group involving various local and federal agencies was needed to look into other potential criminal violations. The working group will aggressively pursue all criminal violations whether they be local, state or federal. The working group will be located at the NOPS Administrative office at 3510 General De Gaulle Drive, New Orleans. A hotline has been established for receiving calls relating to potential criminal matters involving the NODS. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the investigators of the working group directly at (504) 304-5799; the FBI at (504) 816-3000; or the DOE hotline at (800) MIS-USED (647-8733). Top Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 03/01/2005 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
Working group to review and investigate alleged criminal violations involving the New Orleans Public Schools (HOPS). New Orleans, April 19, 2004
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2004-04-19.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.