OIG Investigative Reports, Montana Student Indicted and Arrested 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 Investigative Report NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2006 U.S. Department of Justice WILLIAM W. MERCER United States Attorney District of Montana Contact: Kurt Alme, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana (406) 247-4669 INFORMATIONAL: FEDERAL COURT ARRAIGNMENTS. Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on September 18, 2006, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individuals were arraigned: DENNIS GONZALES appeared on charges of federal educational assistance fraud, aggravated identity theft, and theft of federal government money. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, GONZALES faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. In addition, GONZALES faces the possibility of an additional mandatory two year imprisonment, consecutive to any other sentence, for aggravated identity theft. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Department of Education. The defendants pled not guilty to the charges. The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt. Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 09/25/2006 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
Montana Student Indicted and Arrested. Billings, MT, September 18, 2006
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2006-09-18.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.