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Waterloo Man Pleads Guilty To Financial Aid Fraud. Waterloo, IA., December 22, 2011

Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2011-12-22.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.

OIG Investigative Reports, Waterloo Man Pleads Guilty To Financial Aid Fraud
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Contact: Peter Deegan
December 22, 2011
Waterloo Man Pleads Guilty To Financial Aid Fraud
A man who defraued the U.S. Department of Education out of at least $62,000   pled guilty on December 21, 2011, in federal court in Cedar Rapids.
Roy Lee Turner, III, age 31, from Waterloo, Iowa, was convicted of one count   of financial aid fraud.
In a plea agreement, Turner admitted that, between about January 2006 and   July 2007, he participated in a scheme to fraudulently obtain federal student   loan funds. As part of the scheme, Turner and others registered for classes at   Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and applied for federal   financial aid to pay for the classes and other educational expenses. Turner and   others applied for the federal student aid intending to use the funds for   non-educational purposes. Financial aid funds that were not used by Kirkwood for   tuition and fees were forwarded to Turner and others in the form of checks.   Turner and others used the proceeds from the checks for their own,   non-educational, purposes. Over the course of the scheme, Turner and others   fraudulently caused the U.S. Department of Education to issue at least $62,000   in student aid principal.
Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade   will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Turner remains free on bond   previously set pending sentencing. Turner faces a possible maximum sentence of 5   years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and 3 years of   supervised release following any imprisonment.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Peter Deegan   and was investigated by the United States Department of Education.
Court file information is available at   https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is CR   11-152 LRR.
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