OIG Investigative Reports, Admissions Reporesentative Convicted of Pell Grant Fraud 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 Southern District of Florida Public Affairs Office: Alicia Valle Special Counsel to the U.S Attorney (305) 961-9153 Public Affaira Fax (305) 530-7055 ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVE CONVICTED OF PELL GRANT FRAUD July 17, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jeffrey H. Sloman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Lester Fernandez, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, announced that today a jury found defendant, Henry Robert Jean Leger, 49, of Miami, guilty of Pell Grant fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit the same. Sentencing before U.S. District Court Judge Joan A. Lenard is scheduled for September 29, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. According to the Indictment and evidence admitted at trial, Leger, while acting as an admissions representative at the Miami Technical Institute, a for-profit vocational school formerly located at 14701 N.W. Seventh Avenue, Miami, Florida, directed students to falsify financial information to qualify the students for Pell Grant funds that were paid to the school by the U.S. Department of Education from 1997 through 1998. Defendant Leger and his co-conspirators were responsible for defrauding the Pell Grant program of over $160,000. This case demonstrates our commitment to aggressively pursuing those who abuse their positions of trust and misuse Federal education funds for their personal enrichment, said Mary Mitchelson, acting Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education. Im proud of the work of OIG Special Agents, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the U.S. Attorneys Office for their relentless pursuit of this man and for holding him accountable for his fraudulent actions. Mr. Sloman commended the investigative efforts of the Department of Education and the U.S. Marshals Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ryan D. OQuinn and Christopher J. Clark. A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov. If you wish to make a request for information, you may contact our office at 305-961-9001, or you may send a written inquiry to the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida, 99 NE 4th Street, Miami, Fl. 33132. Top Printable view Last Modified: 07/20/2009 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
Admissions Representative Convicted of Pell Grant Fraud. Miami, FL., July 17, 2009
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2009-07-17.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.