OIG Investigative Reports, Former Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Pleads Guilty To Fraudulent Claims Against The Government 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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: U.S. Department of Justice Donald J. DeGabrielle, Jr. United States Attorney Southern District of Texas August 13, 2008 P.O. Box 61129 Houston, TX 77208 CONTACT: Telephone 713-567-9000 or Public Inquiry Line - 713-567-9535 Fax 713-718-3300 Website: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txs Former Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Pleads Guilty to Fraudulent Claims Against the Government (HOUSTON, Texas) — Former vocational rehabilitation provider James Earl Dunn Jr., 38, of Pearland, Texas, has pleaded guilty to one count of submitting fraudulent claims against the government, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. Dunn was the owner and operator of Rehab Specialist Inc., which is no longer in operation. Dunn received contracts from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), formerly known as the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, from funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide vocational rehabilitation training to individuals with mental and physical disabilities. He was indicted in May 2007 accused of submitting fraudulent claims against the government by fraudulently by claiming he was providing employment training and coaching to clients with disabilities when the clients were not receiving such training. Dunn allegedly obtained federal vocational rehabilitation funds in excess of $300,000, through DARS between 2002-2004. Dunn admitted his guilt at a hearing before United States District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal on Aug. 12, 2008. He faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000 at his sentencing scheduled for Dec. 9, 2008. Dunn remains free on bond pending his sentencing hearing. This investigation leading to Dunn's indictment was conducted by special agents with the U.S. Department of Education - Office of Inspector General and the DARS Investigations Unit. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Quincy L. Ollison. Top Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 08/22/2008 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
Former Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Pleads Guilty To Fraudulent Claims Against The Government Houston, TX, August 13, 2008
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2008-08-13.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.