OIG Investigative Reports, Ghent Beauty Academy Owner Sentenced for Misapplication of Department of Education Funds 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 UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2006 United States Attorney Chuck Rosenberg Contact: Jim Rybicki Public Information Officer Tel: (703) 842-4050 Fax: (703) 549-5202 Ghent Beauty Academy Owner Sentenced for Misapplication of Department of Education Funds Norfolk, Virginia – William Nathan Harris, Jr., age 59, of Portsmouth, Virginia, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $291,837 in restitution to the U.S. Department of Education, for his conviction of misapplication of Department of Education funds. Chuck Rosenberg, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after Harris' sentencing today. Harris pled guilty on June 13, 2006, to the charge of misapplication of U.S. Department of Education funds during the operation of Ghent Beauty Academy. From July 2001 through July 2004, Harris received approximately $291,837 in U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid. The federal funds came from Pell Grants and Stafford Loans for students that were enrolled in ineligible nail and barber programs, as well as from students that never attended or withdrew from the school. The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph DePadilla prosecuted the case for the United States. Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 09/27/2006 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
Ghent Beauty Academy Owner Sentenced for Misapplication of Department of Education Funds Norfolk, VA, September 26, 2006
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2006-09-26.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.