OIG Investigative Reports Press Release New York NY., June 26 2014 - New York City Woman Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Fraud In Connection With Federal Financial Aid To Attend Online State College 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 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK PRESS RELEASES New York City Woman Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Fraud In Connection With Federal Financial Aid To Attend Online State College FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 26, 2014 Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that STEPHANIE BROWN pled guilty today to engaging in fraud in connection with federal financial aid to attend an online state college. BROWN pled guilty in Manhattan federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV and is scheduled to be sentenced on October 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. According to Information, documents filed in the case, and statements made today in court: In 2011, BROWN forged documents, made false statements, and submitted false and fraudulent documents to the United States Department of Education (“Department of Education”) in order to obtain federal financial aid for prospective students of a State of New York online college. As a result of BROWN’s fraud, the Department of Education provided federal financial aid to individuals who otherwise would not have qualified for such aid. As part of her plea agreement with the Government, BROWN agreed to make restitution in the amount of $117,840. * * * BROWN, 53, of Bronx, New York, is charged with one count of federal financial aid fraud. She faces a maximum of one year in prison; one year of supervised release; and a $25 special assessment. The statutory maximum sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant would be determined by the judge. In addition to the prison sentence, BROWN has agreed to restitution in the amount of $117,840. Mr. Bharara praised the investigative work of the Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General. This case is being prosecuted by the Office’s Public Corruption Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Carrie H. Cohen is in charge of the prosecution. 14-188 U.S. v. Stephanie Brown Information (PDF) Top Printable view Last Modified: 06/30/2014 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
New York City Woman Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Fraud In Connection With Federal Financial Aid To Attend Online State College. New York, NY., June 26, 2014
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2014-06-26.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.