OIG Investigative Reports, New Orleans, Louisiana - 12/07/2011 - Former Jefferson Parish Public School Board Employees Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme 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 Four Former Jefferson Parish Public School Board Employees Sentenced For Embezzlement Scheme FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2011 KIMBERLY M. WILLIAMS, age 35, a resident of New Orleans, LA, GESELLE SAVOY, age 58, a resident of Alamogordo, New Mexico, DANAY JACKSON, age 33, a resident of Harvey, LA, and TRACY WALKER, age 41, a resident of Westwego, LA, were sentenced in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. A fifth defendant, AMANDA JACKSON, age 55, a resident of Harvey, LA will be sentenced on January 18, 2012. WILLIAMS, SAVOY AND D. JACKSON, had previously pled guilty to conspiring to commit federal program fraud while employed by the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). WALKER had previously pled guilty to misprision of a felony. WILLIAMS and SAVOY were both sentenced to 5 years probation with six months home confinement and were ordered to pay $132,152 in restitution to the Jefferson Parish Public School System. D. JACKSON was sentenced to 5 years probation and was ordered to pay $9,712.50 in restitution to the Jefferson Parish Public School System. WALKER was sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to pay $11,820.00 in restitution to the Jefferson Parish Public School System. According to court documents, WILLIAMS, SAVOY, D. JACKSON, and WALKER were all employees of JPPSS but none were certified teachers or qualified to perform tutoring, testing, or remediation for JPPSS. The bill of information charged that WILLIAMS and SAVOY submitted fraudulent payroll documents for themselves and D. JACKSON and WALKER so that defendants received approximately $132,152.00 in supplemental pay and stipends from JPPSS’ Louisiana Education Assessment Program (LEAP), Graduate Exit Examination (GEE) tutoring fund, Education Excellent (EE) fund as well as a general fund. The case was investigated by U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Education, the Louisiana Electronic and Financial Crimes Task Force and the Jefferson Parish Sheriffs’ Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Julia K. Evans Top Printable view Last Modified: 01/06/2012 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
Four Former Jefferson Parish Public School Board Employees Sentenced For Embezzlement Scheme. New Orleans, LA., Decemver 7, 2011
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2011-12-07.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.