OIG Investigative Reports, Former Barton County Track Coach Lance Brauman Sentenced to 12 Months and A Day in Federal Prison 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 October 2 , 2006 U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney District of Kansas Eric Melgren, U.S. Attorney 1200 Epic Center Wichita, Kansas 67202 Contact: Jim Cross Phone: (316) 269-6481 Fax: (316) 269-6420 FORMER BARTON COUNTY TRACK COACH LANCE BRAUMAN SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS AND A DAY IN FEDERAL PRISON.NEIL ELLIOTT, RYAN CROSS AND LYLES LASHLEY SENTENCED MONDAY, TOO WICHITA, KAN. – Former Barton County Community College track coach Lance Brauman was sentenced Monday to 12 months and a day in federal prison. A jury in July found Brauman guilty on one count of embezzlement from student assistance program funds, one count of theft from a program receiving federal funds and three counts of mail fraud. Brauman, 36, was sentenced Monday during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Monti Belot in Wichita. In sentencing Brauman, Judge Belot said he was concerned about how the coach's unlawful activities affected his players. "You were essentially teaching these kids that cheating was all right," Belot said to Brauman. Belot also ordered Brauman to the pay U.S. Department of Education up to $18,986 in restitution. Brauman shares the obligation with one other defendant. After he completes his prison sentence, he will serve 3 years on supervised release. Three other defendants charged in the same investigation also were sentenced Monday. Each of them was convicted of crimes that occurred while they were working in the athletic program at Barton. Ryan Cross, 33, a former basketball coach, was sentenced to 4 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. Neil Elliott, 42, a former athletic director, was sentenced to 4 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud. Lyles Lashley, 33, a former track coach, was sentenced to 3 years probation. He pleaded guilty to one count of theft from a program receiving federal funds. Lashley also ordered to pay the U.S. Department of Education up to $18,986 in restitution. He shares the obligation with Brauman. DEFENDANTS ALREADY SENTENCED In addition to the defendants sentenced Monday, four other Barton coaches have been charged and convicted. Ryan Wolf, a former basketball coach, pleaded guilty to four counts, including one count of embezzlement from student assistance funds, two counts of theft of federal funds and one count of mail fraud. He was sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to pay more than $120,000 in restitution. Shane Hawkins, a former assistant basketball coach, pleaded guilty to one count of perjury. He was sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to pay a $1,500 fine. David Campbell, a former basketball coach, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement from a student assistance program. He was sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to pay more than $7,700 in restitution. Matt Skillman, a former basketball coach, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement of student assistance funds and one count of mail fraud. He was sentenced to 2 years probation and ordered to pay a fine of more than $26,000. Melgren commended the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which investigated the cases. Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 10/13/2006 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
Former Barton County Track Coach Lance Brauman Sentenced to 12 Months and A Day in Federal Prison. Wichita, KS, October 2, 2006
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2006-10-02.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.