OIG Investigative Reports, Press Release: Harrisburg, PA September 09 2010 - Atlanta Man Charged With Fraudulently Obtaining Almost $300,000 in Educational Loans 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 U.S. Department of Justice Middle District of Pennsylvania William J. Nealon Federal Building 235 N. Washington Avenue P.O. Box 309, Suite 311 Scranton, PA 18503-0309 Phone: (570) 348-2800 Fax (570) 348-2037 or (570) 348-2830 Ronald Reagan Federal Building 228 Walnut Street P.O. Box 11754,, Suite 220 Harrisburg, PA 17108-1754 Phone: (717) 221-4482 Fax: (717) 221-4493/ 221-2246 or (717) 221-4493 Herman T. Schneebeli Federal Building 240 West Third Street Suite 316 Williamsport, PA 17701-6465 Phone: (570) 326-1935 Fax: (570) 326-7916 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 09, 2010 CONTACT: Peter J. Smith U.S. Attorney (717) 221-4482 ATLANTA MAN CHARGED WITH FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINING ALMOST $300,000 IN EDUCATIONAL LOANS The United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that an Atlanta, GA man pled guilty in federal court today in Scranton to a charge of fraudulently obtaining approximately $300,000 in educational loans. Gerald Brown, age 36, of Atlanta, GA pled guilty before Senior United States District Court Judge James M. Mtmley to making false statements in various applications to get federal and private educational loans from 2005 through early 2009. Brown faces up to five years imprisonment and has agree to make restitution in the amount of $296,369. Sentencing was deferred pending a pre-sentence investigation. According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, investigators with the United States Department of Education's Office of Inspector General and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) in Harrisburg deterruined that the defendant had obtained numerous private and federal financial education loans through the use of false information. Smith said it was determined that through false information on the various loan applications the defendant obtained $296,369 to which he was not entitled. The case was investigated by the United States Department of Education's office of Inspector General and the Investigative Services section of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Assistant United States Attorney William A Behe has been assigned the prosecution of this case. *** Top Printable view Last Modified: 09/14/2010 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
Atlanta Man Charged With Fraudulently Obtaining Almost $300,000 in Educational Loans. Harrisburg, PA 09/09/2010
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2010-09-09.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.