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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.

OIG Investigative Reports, Ghent Beauty Academy Owner Sentenced for Misapplication of Department of Education Funds
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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.
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