OIG Investigative Reports, Pittsburgh, PA., November 30, 2011 - Butler County Woman Fraudulently Obtained School 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 Investigation Report THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Western District of Pennslyvania NEWS Butler County Woman Fraudulently Obtained School Loans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Novemver 30, 2011 PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Harrisville, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of mail fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. Kelly Ann Burdette, a/k/a Kelly Montifiori, a/k/a Kelly Sturgis, 44, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Burdette fraudulently obtained student loans from private lenders in the name of a relative. Burdette forged her relative's name on the loan applications and proceeds checks. Judge Schwab scheduled sentencing for March 30, 2012, at 9:30 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 would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Pending sentencing, the court continued the defendant on bond. Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government. The United States Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. Top Printable view Last Modified: 12/02/2011 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
Butler County Woman Fraudulently Obtained School Loans. Pittsburgh, PA., November 30, 2011
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2011-11-30.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.