Description of document: Dept of Education (ED) Office of Inspector General (OIG) List of Investigations Closed during CY 2020 Requested date: 26-December-2020 Release date: 15-January-2021 Posted date: 08-February-2021 Source of document: FOIA Request U.S. Department of Education Office of the Executive Secretariat FOIA Service Center 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, LBJ 7W106A Washington, DC 20202-4536 ATTN: FOIA Public Liaison Online FOIA portal The governmentattic.org web site (“the site”) is a First Amendment free speech web site and is noncommercial and free to the public. The site and materials made available on the site, such as this file, are for reference only. The governmentattic.org web site and its principals have made every effort to make this information as complete and as accurate as possible, however, there may be mistakes and omissions, both typographical and in content. 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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL January 15, 2021 RE: FOIA Request No. 21-00014-F-IG This is in response to your December 26, 2020, Freedom oflnformation Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office oflnspector General (OIG) for a list of all closed OIG investigations for the 2020 calendar year. We have identified and enclosed four (4) pages of documents responsive to your request. Information has been redacted pursuant to Exemptions (b )(6) and (b )(7)(C) of FOIA to protect personal privacy interests. The inform ati on withheld under Exemptions (b )( 6) and (b )(7)(C) includes individual names and other personally identifying information. For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories oflaw enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(c) (2006 & Supp. IV 2010). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. 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Page 2 -FOIA Request No. 21-00014-F-IG You may contact the OIG FOIA Public Liaison or OGIS as follows: Carla McKenzie Office of Government Information Mail OIG FOIA Public Liaison Services Office of the Inspector General National Archives and Records U.S. Department of Education Administration 400 Maryland Ave., SW 8601 Adelphi Road Washington, DC 20202-1500 Room 2510 College Park, MD 20740-6001 Carla.firstname.lastname@example.org OGIS@nara.gov E-mail 215-656-6027 301-837-1996; toll free at 1-877-684-6448 Phone 202-245-7039 301-837-0348 Fax Seeking assistance from the OIG FOIA Public Liaison or OGIS does not affect your right, or the deadline, to pursue an appeal. Sincerely, Digitally signed by Antigone Antigone Potamianos Potamianos Date: 2021.01 .15 14:42:40 -05 '00' Antigone Potamianos Counsel to the Inspector General cc: FOIA Service Center OIG Investigations Date: 01/11/2021 Folders Report Time: 9:3205AM Closed Date between 1/1/2020 and 12/31/2020 Case Type Date Investigation Investigative Case Type Case No Title Case Workflow Status Opened Closed Date Focus Areas Postsecondary Education Investigation 09-000320 . . . .. ETAL Completed On Time 03/10/2009 01/02/2020 Other Fraud DISTANCE EDUCATI ON FRAUD RING - N Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation 10-041026 Completed On Time 12/23/2009 09/01/2020 DIST/MS Fraud Education) AMERICAN Postsecondary Education Investigation 10-060779 COMMERCIAL Completed On Time 08/26/2011 05/18/2020 Other Fraud COLLEGE TAKS TEST Elementary Secondary Investigation 10-060801 IRREGULARITIES AT EL Completed On Time 05/04/2012 09/28/2020 Public Corruption Education Fraud PASO ISO VARNETT PUBLIC Elementary Secondary Investigation 11 -060903 Completed On Time 09/27/2011 09/22/2020 Charter School SCHOOL Education Fraud -- Train College - Postsecondary Education Investigation 11 -041380 Completed On Time 10/12/2011 09/30/2020 Other Fraud Elementary Secondary Investigation 12-060953 Completed On Time 01/10/2012 07/02/2020 Public Corruption Education Fraud NORTHERN ILLINOIS Postsecondary Education Investigation 12-051061 Completed On Time 12/05/2012 06/18/2020 Other UNIVERSITY ET. AL Fraud TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (SOUTH Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation 13-041587 CAROLINA) Completed On Time 01/20/2015 05/20/2020 Education) Fraud EDUCATION FRAUD RING Investigation 13-091440 I- FRAUD RING Completed On Time 12/20/2012 02/11/2020 Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Fraud Education\ DISTANCE EDUCATI ON FRAUD RING ED Employee Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation 13-041603 Completed On Time 01/23/2013 08/19/2020 GREENWOOD MS Misconduct Education) ll RIO HONDO FRAUD Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation 13-091474 Completed On Time 05/16/2013 07/02/2020 RING Fraud Education\ Puerto Rico Department of Education (San Juan Elementary Secondary Investigation 13-041655 Educational Region)- Completed On Time 08/22/2013 12/03/2020 Other Education Fraud School Transportation Fraud Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation 14-061125 BPCC - Fraud Ring Completed On Time 07/30/2015 04/13/2020 Fraud Education'\ Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation 14-0611 34 ~ College - Completed On Time 02/11/2014 05/19/2020 Fraud Education) _., Postsecondary Education Investigation 14-051498 Completed On Time 04/02/2014 05/19/2020 Other Fraud - Fraud Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation 14-091595 Completed On Time 02/12/2014 03/30/2020 Fraud Education) ED Employee Investigation 14-000627 Completed On Time 07/30/2014 05/19/2020 Other, Public Corruption Misconduct Investination 14-080305 Comnleted On Time 12/09/2014 09/28/2020 1.;ommunny 1.;011ege or t-'ostseconaary c uucauon t-raua t<mg \UIstance Denver Fraud Rina Fraud Education) -- Elementary Secondary Investigation 14-061201 Swink Public School Completed On Time 07/30/2015 09/11/2020 Public Corruption Education Fraud Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation 15-061230 Completed On Time 03/26/2015 03/18/2020 Fraud Education) Xerox Education Investigation 15-000672 Completed On Time 03/12/2015 10/07/2020 Contract Fraud- ED Other Services LLC Postsecondary Education Investigation 15-051670 College of Dupage, Et. Al Completed On Time 03/13/2015 05/21/2020 Other Fraud lnvestiaation 15-061273 Urban Leaaue PEAK Completed On Time 08/12/2015 08/25/2020 Other ED Grant Fraud 21st Centurv I I I ISES Provider Elementary Secondary Investigation 15-091731 Completed On Time 08/05/2015 01/27/2020 SES Education Fraud - Fraud Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation 15-051715 Completed On Time 09/10/2015 12/01/2020 Fraud Education) lnfilaw / Charlotte School Postsecondary Education Investigation 15-041913 Completed On Time 12/20/2016 08/03/2020 Other of Law Fraud Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation 15-080325 - Fraud Ring Completed On Time 11/10/2015 01/30/2020 Fraud Education) Stenotype Institute of Postsecondary Education Investigation 15-041932 Completed On Time 05/31/2016 09/17/2020 Other Jacksonville Fraud -- Grant Goodland Public Elementary Secondary Investigation 15-061296 Completed On Time 01/15/2016 08/03/2020 Public Corruption School Education Fraud Postsecondary Education Investigation 16-091793 Completed On Time 12/15/2016 12/03/2020 Other Fraud College of DuPage Fraud Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation 16-051805 Completed On Time 07/13/2016 05/21/2020 Rinas Fraud Education) Families in Schools Elementary Secondary Investigation 16-091803 Supplemental Completed On Time 03/30/2016 06/03/2020 SES Educational Services Education Fraud Postsecondary Education Investigation 16-042049 1- - - - Completed On Time 08/12/2016 07/01/2020 Fraud Other Postsecondary Education Investigation 16-030671 Akron Fire Department Completed On Time 05/11/2017 10/14/2020 Other Fraud ~ Postsecondary Education Investigation 16-000747 Completed On Time 11/21/2016 07/29/2020 Other Fraud - (Columbus Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation 17-051879 nity Completed On Time 03/22/2017 09/24/2020 Fraud Education) Colleael UNAX TO ED AND IRS Investigation 17-110449 SYSTEMS Completed On Time 03/10/2017 03/06/2020 Other Criminal-ED Other HAVERFORD COLLEGE Oxford Preparatory Elementary Secondary Investigation I17WES91867 Academy Chino Completed Late 06/22/2017 04/13/2020 Charter School Education Fraud California Delaware State Postsecondary Education Investigation I17MAR30701 Completed Late 07/24/2017 07/15/2020 Public Corruption Universitv Fraud -- Hebrew Theological Postsecondary Education Investigation I17NCR30286 Completed Late 09/27/2017 08/27/2020 Other Colleae Fraud -- Postsecondary Education Investigation I18EAS30688 Completed Late 10/24/2017 03/04/2020 Other Fraud Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation I18MID51693 Completed Late 11/13/2017 09/30/2020 Fraud Education\ Delgado Community Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation I18SOU00876 Completed Late 01/08/2018 02/18/2020 Colleae-Fraud Rina Fraud Education) Florida Technical College Postsecondary Education Investigation I16SOU42028 Completed Late 02/01/2018 05/19/2020 Other (Qui Tam) Fraud lnvestiaation I16WES91817 Doctrina Tutorina Completed Late 02/13/2018 06/08/2020 SES -- Elementary Secondary Education Fraud Investigation I18TCD01795 (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) Completed On Time 03/08/2018 02/26/2020 Other Criminal-ED Other (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) Postsecondary Education Investigation I18EAS01380 Completed Late 03/20/2018 05/18/2020 Other Fraud Georgia Prep Sports Postsecondary Education Investigation I17SOU42180 Completed Late 05/10/2018 05/06/2020 Other Academy, Inc. Fraud Trinity Valley Community Postsecondary Education Investigation I18SOU01749 Completed Late 06/21/2018 11/30/2020 Other College Fraud Postsecondary Education Investigation I15EAS30663 Cheyney University Completed Late 10/01/2018 07/27/2020 Other Fraud Delaware Division of Investigation I17EAS30697 Vocational Rehabilitation Completed Late 12/10/2018 05/21/2020 Other ED Grant Fraud Other Puerto Rico Olympic Investigation I18SOU03996 Completed Late 12/13/2018 05/18/2020 Other Other Committee (COPUR) (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) (Strayer) Completed Late Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation I17EAS00772 01/22/2019 04/29/2020 Fraud Education) WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT - TEXAS Investigation I18SOU04379 EDUCATION AGENCY Completed Late 01/24/2019 02/19/2020 Whistleblower Other (TEA) Elementary Secondary Investigation I18MID00118 1-- (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) Completed Late 02/07/2019 08/25/2020 Education Fraud Other - Hawaii Investigation I19WES00433 Department of Education Completed Late 03/13/2019 03/30/2020 Whistleblower Other (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) (Medger Investigation I19TCD00639 Completed Late 03/13/2019 02/13/2020 Other Other Evers College) Postsecondary Education Fraud Ring (Distance Investigation I18SOU04512 (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) Completed Late 03/27/2019 05/21/2020 Fraud Education) (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) Postsecondary Education Investigation I19SOU01030 Completed Late 03/28/2019 07/16/2020 Other Fraud (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) ED Employee Investigation I19EAS00009 Completed Late 04/08/2019 12/07/2020 Other (Employee) Misconduct Postsecondary Education Investigation I17EAS00795 University of Virginia Completed Late 05/09/2019 09/29/2020 Other Fraud D.C. Tours and Investigation I19EAS01100 Completed Late 05/09/2019 10/20/2020 Contract Fraud- ED Other Transportation Whistleblower Complaint Investigation I19SOU00894 - Eastern Florida State Completed Late 05/10/2019 04/14/2020 Whistleblower Other College Investigation I18EAS00081 (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) Completed Late 05/14/2019 07/31/2020 ED Employee Other (EMPLOYEE) Misconduct METRO BEAUTY Postsecondary Education Investigation I14EAS30634 Completed Late 05/16/2019 08/19/2020 Other ACADEMY (QUI TAM) Fraud Investigation I19EAS01936 (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) Completed Late 07/23/2019 06/29/2020 ED Employee Other (Employee) Misconduct (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) Postsecondary Education Investigation I18MID04257 Completed Late 08/13/2019 09/30/2020 Other Fraud Fraudulent Student Email Completed Late Investigation I19TCD02030 08/28/2019 09/25/2020 Other Other Accounts (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) et al. Postsecondary Education Other Investigation I19EAS02993 Completed Late 10/10/2019 10/16/2020 Fraud Elementary Secondary Investigation I19MID03174 Dugsi Academy Completed Late 11/12/2019 09/09/2020 Charter School Education Fraud STEP Academy Charter Elementary Secondary Investigation I18MID02685 Completed Late 11/12/2019 09/09/2020 Charter School School Education Fraud ED Employee Investigation I19EAS04302 1-- (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) Completed Late 01/24/2020 06/10/2020 Misconduct Other (b) (6), (b) (7)(C) (NEA Non-ED (Mgmt. Investigation I20EAS00733 Completed Late 04/01/2020 09/17/2020 Other I I Employee) I I I I Approved) I Total No. of Folders : 74
Dept of Education (ED) Office of Inspector General (OIG) List of Investigations Closed during CY 2020
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2021-02-08.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)