OIG Investigative Reports, Davenport, IA December 14, 2010 -Final Two Sentenced for Accessing President's Student Loan Records 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 Department of Justice United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt Southern District of Iowa FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday. December 14, 2010 www.justice.gov/usao/ias Contact: Kevein VanderSchel (515) 473-9300 Kevin.VanderSchel@usdog.gov Final Two Sentenced for Accessing President’s Student Loan Records DAVENPORT, IA- On December 13, 2010, Sandra Teague, a.k.a., Sandra Teague- Garvis, age 54, of Iowa City, Iowa, was sentenced to two years probation, six months of which is to be served on home confinement, based on her conviction for one count of exceeding authorized computer access, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge James E. Gritzner also ordered that Teague pay an assessment of $25 to Crime Victims Fund. Teague, a former Department of Education (DOE) contract employee, had been charged with accessing without authorization the student loan records of President Barack Obama in 2008 when he was a candidate for the presidency. Teague was convicted on August 25, 2010, following a jury trial. Another defendant, Andrew Lage, age 54, of Iowa City, Iowa, was sentenced to one year probation and ordered to pay an assessment of $25 to the Crime Victims Fund for similar unauthorized access to the President’s student loan records. Lage had entered a guilty plea on September 23, 2010. The activities of Teague and Lage and seven other defendants came to light when the United States Department of Education, Office of Inspector General (DOE-OIG), began an investigation to determine if its employees or those of its contractors had inappropriately accessed the student loan information of certain celebrities or well-known political and sports figures. DOE-OIG determined that on a number of occasions, unauthorized access to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) database had originated with Vangent Corporation in Coralville, Iowa. Vangent, a DOE contractor, assisted with student loan inquiries via their call center and engaged in debt collection. As a result, nine former employees of Vangent were charged with exceeding authorized computer access. All nine accessed President Obama’s student loan information while he was a candidate for the presidency, President-Elect, or President of the United States. With the exception of Teague, all of the defendant entered guilty pleas. At her trial, Teague claimed that someone stole her unique NSLDS identifier and password to access President Obama’s information. The jury deliberated for just over an hour before finding her guilty. This investigation was conducted by the United States Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, and was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa. # # # # Top Printable view Last Modified: 12/15/2010 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
Final Two Sentenced for Accessing President's Student Loan Records. Davenport, IA., December 14, 2010
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2010-12-14.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.