OIG Investigative Reports, Two LSU Students Sentenced for 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 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 TWO LSU STUDENTS SENTENCED FOR FINANCIAL AID FRAUD October 8, 2009 ANTHONY JUAN WALKER, age 27 , a resident of Tarrytown, New York and OBIALUNAMMA AGUBUZU, age 25, a resident of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, were each sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Carl J. Barbier, to five (5) months probation for one count of financial aid fraud, announced U. S. Attorney, Jim Letten.. Both were was ordered to pay restitution to the Department of Education; WALKER in the amount of $40,072 and AGUBUZU in the amount of $35,572. According to court records, AGUBUZU pled guilty on June 10, 2009 and WALKER pled guilty on July 8, 2009 to one count of financial aid fraud for submitting false information to obtain admission to LSU School of Dentistry. WALKER and AGUBUZU submitted fraudulent college transcripts from Cornell University and fraudulent Dental Admission Test results to the L.S.U. Health Science Center New Orleans Dental School. The forged transcripts claimed the defendants had taken the pre-requisite science courses for Dental School Admission when in fact they had not. The forged transcripts also inflated the defendants' grade point average. AGUBUZU never took the Dental School Admission Test administered by the American Dental Association and WALKER submitted test scores that were greatly embellished. As a result of submitting false information, defendants obtained admission to LSU School of Dentistry and applied for and received federally subsidized financial aid. WALKER received $40,072 and AGUBUZU received $35,572 in loans under the Federal Family Education Loan Program. The case was investigated by U. S. Department of Education and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U. S. Attorney Julia K. Evans. Top Printable view Last Modified: 10/19/2009 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
Two LSU Students Sentenced for Financial Aid Fraud. New Orleans, LA., October 8, 2009
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2009-10-08.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.