OIG Investigative Reports, Director of Milwaukee's New Hope Institute of Science and Technology Charter School Indicted for Embezzlement 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 U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney Eastern District of Wisconsin 517 East Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202 Phone: (414) 297-1700 TTY: (414) 297-1088 Director OF Milwaukee's New Hope Institute of Science and Technology Charter School Indicted for Embezzlement January 23, 2008 United States Attorney Steven M. Biskupic announced today that a grand jury returned a two-count embezzlement indictment against Rosella Tucker, the Director of Milwaukee's New Hope Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, 3500 West Center Street, Milwaukee. Tucker, 54, is a resident of Milwaukee. The indictment alleges that in 2003, Tucker established New Hope Institute of Science and Technology (NHIST), after being granted a charter by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. NHIST was established as a subsidiary of Tucker's umbrella corporation, New Hope Child Development Center (NHCDC), which also included her voucher school, Tucker Institute of Learning. Tucker served as the director of both NHIST and NHCDC.. As a charter school, NHIST received federal monies in the form of Title I funding through the Milwaukee Public Schools. NHIST also received federal monies in the form of Title V funding through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Both Title I and Title V funding are based on the Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. The indictment alleges that from 2003 to 2005, Tucker embezzled over $300,000 in funds from NHIST. In 2006, MPS closed NHIST for failure to meet its financial obligations. The indictment charges two counts of theft of monies from a program receiving federal funds, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 666. As to each count, Tucker faces a maximum of 10 years imprisonment. This matter was investigated by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Education. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Tracy M. Johnson for prosecution. The public is warned that an indictment is merely a method by which to charge an individual with criminal conduct. But the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. # # # For Additional information contact: First Assistant United States Attorney Michelle L. Jacobs (414) 297-1700 Top Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 01/29/2008 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
Director of Milwaukee's New Hope Institute of Science and Technology Charter School Indicted for Embezzlement. Milwaukee, WI, January 23, 2008
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2008-01-23.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.