OIG Investigative Reports Press Release Oxford, MS., November 14, 2013 - Former Greenville, MS School District Superintendent Sentenced to 76 Months for Receiving Bribes 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 NORTHERN DISTRICT of MISSISSIPPI NEWS Former Greenville, MS School District Superintendent Sentenced to 76 Months for Receiving Bribes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2013 OXFORD, Miss. - Felicia C. Adams, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering, and Yessyka Santana, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General's Southeastern Regional Office announced that: Harvey Franklin, 57, of Monroe, Georgia, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Sharion Aycock in Aberdeen, Mississippi, to 76 months imprisonment for receiving bribes and kickbacks from Edna Cochran Goble and embezzling federal funds from the Department of Education in connection with a contract for reading services between the Greenville, Mississippi, Public School District and Edna Goble’s company, Teach Them to Read, Inc. d/b/a Early Detection Necessary Action. In addition, Franklin was ordered to pay $1,201,247 in restitution to the Department of Education, including an immediate payment of $75,000, 3 years supervised release, 300 hours of community service and a $300 special assessment. Franklin pled guilty on August 2, 2012, to a three count Information charging him with conspiracy to receive bribes and kickbacks in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371; receiving bribes and kickbacks in connection with federal program funds in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 666(a)(1)(B); and embezzlement of federal funds in violation of 18 U.S.C. §641. Edna Goble pled guilty on October 7, 2013, to Count One of an Indictment charging her with Conspiracy to pay bribes and kickbacks in connection with federal program funds in violation of 18 U.S.C. §371. No sentencing date has been set for Goble. This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General and the Office of the State Auditor for the State of Mississippi and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Clay Dabbs and Clay Joyner. Top Printable view Last Modified: 02/27/2014 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
Former Greenville, MS School District Superintendent Sentenced to 76 Months for Receiving Bribes. Oxford, MS., November 14, 2013
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2013-11-14.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.