OIG Investigative Reports, Woman Charged with Submitting False Financial Aid 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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2006 U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney Western District of Pennsylvania United States Post Office & Courthouse 700 Grant Street, Suite 4000 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Phone: 412-644-3500 Fax: 412-644-4549 Woman Charged with Submitting False Financial Aid Application United States Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan announced today, August 15, 2006, that Jessie Anderson of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of Fraudulently Obtaining Department of Education Funds. The one-count indictment named Anderson, age 48, as the sole defendant. According to the indictment, between March, 2004 and December, 2004, Anderson obtained federal higher education assistance funds by falsely representing her total available income and assets on a Free Application for Federal Student Aid submitted to the United States Department of Education. Assistant United States Attorney Dennis P. Kissane, who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated that the law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Special Agent Bruce Lance of the United States Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 09/08/2006 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
Woman Charged with Submitting False Financial Aid Application. Pittsburgh, PA, August 15, 2006
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2006-08-15.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.