OIG Investigative Reports, Louisiana 02/25/2010 - Betty Jefferson and Angela Coleman Plead Guilty in Federal Court. 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 The United States U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of Louisiana U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of Louisiana 500 Poydras St Suite 210-B New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 Tel: 504.680.3000 Fax: 504.589.4510 BETTY JEFFERSON AND ANGELA COLEMAN PLEAD GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT February 25, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BETTY JEFFERSON, age 70, an elected tax assessor in New Orleans, and her daughter, ANGELA COLEMAN, age 53, both residents of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty today before U. S. District Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle to a Superseding Bill of Information charging conspiracy to commit Mail Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, Money Laundering, and Tax Evasion, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. According to the factual basis, JEFFERSON and COLEMAN admitted today that between approximately 1999 and 2006, they participated in a scheme to obtain money and property for their financial and political benefit both directly and through the use of various non-profit entities and for-profit companies, as well as the elected offices of the State Representatives Office for District 91, the City Councilmember’s Office for District B, and the Office of Tax Assessor for the 4th Municipal District of Orleans Parish and Mose Jefferson. The pleas were part of a plea/cooperation agreement with the United States. The defendants face a possible maximum sentence of five (5) years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and three (3) years supervised release. Sentencing has been scheduled for May 26, 2010. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, the United States Department of Education, Office of Inspector General and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorneys Fred P. Harper, Jr., Daniel P. Friel, and Brian Marcelle. Download Factual Basis Download Superseding Bill of Information Top Printable view Last Modified: 03/03/2010 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
Betty Jefferson and Angela Coleman Plead Guilty in Federal Court. New Orleans, LA., February 25, 2010
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2010-02-25.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.