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Man Sentenced to Prison for Student Loan Fraud. Indianapolis, IN, August 25, 2006

Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2006-08-25.

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

OIG Investigative Reports, Man Sentenced to Prison for Student Loan Fraud
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Indiana, August 25, 2006
Contact Person
Susan W. Brooks
United States Attorney
(317) 226-6333
10 West Market Street, Suite 2100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Man Sentenced to Prison for Student Loan Fraud
Susan W. Brooks, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana,
announced that NATHAN VOGTS, 27, Ching Mai, Thailand, was sentenced to 6 months
imprisonment today by U.S. District Judge David F. Hamilton following his guilty
plea to two counts of Student Loan Fraud. This case was the result of an investigation
by the United States Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General.
Between May, 1999 and August, 2001, VOGTS, an American citizen, was enrolled
in an undergraduate program at Bond University in Queensland, Australia. Between
June 6, 2001 and May 3, 2002, VOGTS obtained five federally insured student
loans totaling approximately $87,855 from lenders in the United States. To qualify
for the loans, VOGTS falsely represented that he was enrolled in a graduate
degree program at the university. VOGTS' enrollment at the university, however,
ceased when he received his undergraduate degree and he was never enrolled in
a graduate degree program at the university. VOGTS used the fraudulently acquired
loan proceeds to support himself, to start a business venture, and to seek treatment
for a medical condition.
According to Assistant United States Attorney Joe H. Vaughn, who prosecuted
the case for the government, Judge Hamilton also imposed 3 years supervised
release following VOGTS' release from imprisonment. During the period of supervised
release, VOGTS will be subject to the supervision of the United States District
Court. VOGTS was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $87,855.
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