OIG Investigative Reports, Covington Resident Pleads Guilty to Federal Misprision Charge. 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 June 18, 2008 500 Poydras St Suite 210-B New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 Tel: 504.680.3000 Fax: 504.589.4510 Covington Resident Pleads Guilty to Federal Misprision Charge BRENDA JEFFERSON, age 52, a/k/a Brenda Foster, a resident of Covington, Louisiana, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon pled guilty a one count Bill of Information charging her with misprision of felony for her concealment and failure to report the conspiracy of her sister Betty Jefferson, brother Mose Jefferson and niece Angela Coleman to defraud federal and state agencies out of grant funds, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. According to the factual basis, the defendant performed clerical duties as instructed by Betty Jefferson, Mose Jefferson and Angela Coleman at various non-profit corporations which they controlled from approximately 1993 to shortly after Hurricane Katrina. While performing these duties, the defendant had knowledge of a conspiracy between Betty Jefferson, Angela Coleman and Mose Jefferson to obtain grant funds through fraudulent means, did not report it to the appropriate authorities and by her actions committed overt acts to conceal the fraud. Additionally, from approximately 1998 to present, the defendant admitted to having received a total of approximately $90,000 in payments from these non-profits. JEFFERSON faces a maximum statutory penalty of three (3) years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, a one year period of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of one hundred dollars. This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with agents from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigative Division. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Dorothy Manning Taylor and Daniel P. Friel. (Download Factual Basis (PDF) Top Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 06/20/2008 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
Covington Resident Pleads Guilty to Federal Misprision Charge. New Orleans, LA, June 18, 2008
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2008-06-18.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.