OIG Investigative Reports, Boston, MA May 02, 2011 - Quincy Man Jailed for Lying on Student Loan Application 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 Department of Justice United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz District of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 02,, 2011 WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/MA CONTACT: CHRISTINA DiIORIO-STERLING PHONE: (617) 748-3356 E-MAIL: USAMA.MEDIA@USDOJ.GOV QUINCY MAN JAILED FOR LYING ON STUDENT LOAN APPLICATION BOSTON, Mass. - A Quincy man was sentenced today to four months in prison for having fraudulently obtained federal student loans. THOMAS N. BYRNES III , 50, of Quincy, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Nancy Gertner to four months incarceration to be followed by three years supervised release for falsifying a student loan application. In June 2008, BYRNES submitted a promissory note to American Student Assistance and Wachovia Education Finance in applying for a Federal Stafford Loan. In the promissory note, which BYRNES submitted via the Internet, he represented that he was not then in default on any other student loans, when in fact he had defaulted on multiple student loans taken out in the 1990s. BYRNES took the 1990s loans out by using his, then four year old, son’s Social Security Number. As a result of his deception, Wachovia Education Finance issued student loans and work study monies to Quincy College on his behalf in 2008 totaling $7,396.00. United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Brian Hickey, Regional Inspector General for Investigations, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, Region I and II, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Mitchell of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit. ### Top Printable view Last Modified: 06/03/2011 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
Quincy Man Jailed for Lying on Student Loan Application. Boston, MA., May 09, 2011
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2011-05-09.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.