OIG Investigative Reports, New Kensignton Woman Pleads Guilty to Lying on PHEAA Loan Application 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 MARY BETH BUCHANAN UNITED STATES ATTORNEY WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA U.S. Post Office & Courthouse 700 Grant Street Suite 4000 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 644-3500 NEW KENSINGTON WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO LYING ON PHEAA LOAN APPLICATION United States Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan announced today, June 17, 2009, that Cassandra Black, a resident of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of making a false statement in a loan application. Black, age 63, of 400 Fifth Avenue, New Kensington, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry. In connection with the guilty plea, Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci advised the court that Black made false representations on loan applications for PHEAA Plus loans, and forged the signature of another person in order to obtain the loans. Judge McVerry scheduled sentencing for September 18, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Pending sentencing, the court continued Black on bond. The United States Department of Education, Office of Inspector General conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Cassandra Black. Top Printable view Last Modified: 07/22/2009 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 Kensignton Woman Pleads Guilty to Lying on PHEAA Loan Application. Pittsburgh, PA., June 17, 2009
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2009-06-17.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.