OIG Investigative Reports, New York, NY., November 08, 2011 - Former College Vice President Sentenced for Embezzling $850,000 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 UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Southern District of New York U.S. ATTORNEY PREET BHARARA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 8,, 2011 http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys CONTACT: U.S. ATTORNEYS OFFICE Ellen Davis,, Jerika Richardson, Carly Sullivan (212) 637-2600 FORMER IONA COLLEGE VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE SENTENCED IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MARIE E. THORNTON, the former Vice President of Finance for Iona College, was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to time served and three years of supervised release with 2,000 hours of community service for embezzling more than $850,000 from the college. THORNTON pled guilty to one count of embezzlement on March 9, 2011. U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood imposed today's sentence. According to the Information and statements made in Manhattan federal court: From 1999 up to May 2009, THORNTON caused more than $850,000 belonging to Iona College to be diverted to her personal use by, among other things, submitting false vendor invoices for reimbursement to Iona College and submitting credit card bills for personal expenses to be paid by Iona College. * * * THORNTON, 63, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was also ordered to pay $350,000 in restitution and a $100 special assessment fee. Mr. Bharara praised the efforts and the assistance of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by the Office's Public Corruption Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Carrie H. Cohen is in charge of the prosecution. 11-338 ### Top Printable view Last Modified: 11/21/2011 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
Former Iona College Vice President of Finance Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court. New York, NY., November 08, 2011
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2011-11-08.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.