OIG Investigative Reports Press Release Marrero, LA., 07/25/2013 - Marrero Woman, Shanera Washington-Sylve, Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Financial Aid 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 Investigation Report THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE EASTERN DISTRICT of LOUISIANA NEWS MARRERO WOMAN, SHANERA WASHINGTON-SYLVE, PLEADS GUILTY TO CHARGES RELATED TO FINANCIAL AID FRAUD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2013 SHANERA WASHINGTON-SYLVE, age 46, a resident of Marrero, Louisiana, pled guilty in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk to one count of financial aid fraud, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente. According to court documents, WASHINGTON-SYLVE submitted or caused to be submitted false Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) forms, on behalf of her daughter for the 2009 through 2013 academic years, falsely stating that she was “single.” As a result of WASHINGTON-SYLVE’s false statements in the applications, her daughter fraudulently received approximately $23,196 in Federal Pell Grants from the United States Department of Education, an agency and department of the United States. WASHINGTON-SYLVE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a $20,000 fine, and three years of supervised release following imprisonment. Sentencing is set for October 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM. The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, and prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Julia K. Evans. (Download Factual Basis) (PDF) Top Printable view Last Modified: 08/01/2013 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
Marrero Woman, Shanera Washington-Sylve, Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Financial Aid Fraud. Marrero, LA., July 25, 2013
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2013-07-25.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.