OIG Investigative Report Dallas TX 10/25/2011 - Dallas Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Defrauding Federal Student Loan Program 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 U.S. Attorney's Office Western District of Texas Robert Pitman, U.S. Attorney FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On the web: www.usdoj.gov/usao/txw/index.html October 25, 2011 Daryl Fields, Public Information Officer (210) 384-7440 Dallas Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Defrauding Federal Student Loan Program United States Attorney Robert Pitman announced that in Austin this afternoon, 48-year-old Solomon Hobbs, Jr., (a.k.a. Virgil Clinton Powell) of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain over $37,000 in student loans. In addition, United States District Judge Lee Yeakel ordered that Hobbs pay $37,395.00 restitution and be placed under supervised release for a period of five years after completing his prison term. In August, Hobbs pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud, three counts of student assistance program fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. By pleading guilty, Hobbs admitted that since 2004, he developed a scheme to fraudulently obtain $37,395.05 in federal student financial aid, including $6,573.50 by using another individual's name and identifying information, from five universities in Texas including: University of Texas at Tyler, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas at Arlington, Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls) and Texas State University. Hobbs further admitted that he had no intent of using the financial aid for educational expenses after repeatedly obtaining funds, then failing out of the institutions due to his lack of attendance. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Freel prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government. ##### Top Printable view Last Modified: 11/07/2011 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
Dallas Man Indicted for Defrauding Federal Student Loan Program. Dallas, TX., October 25, 2011
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2011-10-25.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.