OIG Investigative Reports El Paso, TX 11/09/2010 - Federal Grand Jury in El Pso Indicts Two More in Corruption Investigation 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 John E. Murphy, U.S. Attorney FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On the web: www.usdoj.gov/usao/txw/index.html November 9, 2010 Daryl Fields, Public Information Officer (210) 384-7440 Federal Grand Jury in El Pso Indicts Two More in Corruption Investigation United States Attorney John E. Murphy and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge David Cuthbertson announced today that a federal grand jury has indicted 62-yearold New York businessman Joseph O’Hara and 55-year-old former El Paso Independent School District Associate Superintendent Tomas Gabaldon in connection with the El Paso corruption investigation. The indictment, returned last week and unsealed yesterday, charges the defendants with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and deprivation of honest services; one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and deprivation of honest services; and, one count of mail fraud. The indictment alleges that between February 2003 and October 2007, O’Hara and an unindicted co-conspirator bribed Gabaldon as well as an EPISD trustee in order to secure and maintain a lucrative EPISD contract. Each of the charges contained in the indictment call for up to 20 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine upon conviction. Gabaldon, who turned himself into FBI agents yesterday in El Paso, is currently on a $25,000 unsecured bond. O’Hara, who turned himself into authorities in New York yesterday, is currently on a personal recognizance bond. No trial date has been scheduled. This is the eighth indictment stemming from a large scale FBI investigation which began in 2004. The Department of Education Office of Inspector General assisted in this portion of the investigation. To date, 13 individuals have pleaded guilty to criminal conduct stemming from this investigation. The eight indictments include a total of 19 charged defendants. Assistant United States Attorneys Laura Franco Gregory and Antonio Franco are prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government. An indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ##### Top Printable view Last Modified: 04/14/2011 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
Federal Grand Jury in El Pso Indicts Two More in Corruption Investigation. El Paso, TX., 11/09/2010
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2010-11-09.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.