Press Releases Louisiana - 03/11/2010 - Former School Board President's Daughter Sentenced 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 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 FORMER SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER SENTENCED March 11, 2010 STACY SIMMS, age 49, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, daughter of former Orleans Parish School Board President Ellenese Brooks-Simms, was sentenced in federal court today pursuant to the Government's 5K motion (which remains under seal) by U. S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon to serve two (2) years probation in connection with her prior guilty plea to misprision of a felony, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. According to court records, Ellenese Brooks-Simms, while an elected member of the Orleans Parish School Board secretly conspired with Mose Jefferson to approve the purchase of an educational software program for the Orleans Parish School System. In connection with this bribery scheme, Mose Jefferson received over $913,000 of Orleans Parish School Board money as sales commissions for selling the software program to the school system. In exchange for her assistance in promoting and approving the software program, Ellenese Brooks-Simms received approximately $140,000 as kickbacks from Mose Jefferson, and her daughter, STACY SIMMS, concealed her knowledge of the criminal conduct, by allowing a bank account in her name to be opened and used as a clearinghouse for bribe payments. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Criminal Division of the Internal Revenue Service and the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Education. The case was prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel Salvador Perricone, and Assistant U. S. Attorneys Richard R. Pickens, II and Michael Simpson. Top Printable view Last Modified: 03/17/2010 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
Former School Board President's Daughter Sentenced. New Orleans, LA., March 11, 2010
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2010-03-11.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.