OIG Investigative Reports, Man Sentenced to Prison for Student Loan 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 Investigative Report 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. Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 08/28/2006 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
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.