OIG Investigative Reports Press Release Cleveland OH., 04/09/2014 - Cleveland Man Charged With Fraudulently Receiving $55,000 in Student Financial Aid 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 OHIO NEWS Cleveland Man Charged With Fraudulently Receiving $55,000 in Student Financial Aid FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 09, 2014 A Cleveland man was indicted on charges that he fraudulently received up to $55,000 in federal student financial aid funds, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Robert Williams, 35, faces one count of theft of federal student financial aid funds. The indictment alleges that Williams enrolled in approximately six different Ohio colleges between 2007 and 2012 in order to receive Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs federal student aid benefits, despite the fact that he had no intention of obtaining a degree. Williams used the federal student aid funds for his own personal use and enjoyment, according to the indictment. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew J. Cronin is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the Department of Education -- Office of Inspector General and the Department of Veterans Affairs -- Office of Inspector General. If convicted, the Court will determine the defendant’s sentence after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum. In most cases, it will be less than the maximum. An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Top Printable view Last Modified: 04/16/2014 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
Cleveland Man Charged With Fraudulently Receiving $55,000 in Student Financial Aid. Cleveland OH., April 09, 2014
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2014-04-09.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.