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Table 6: Unresolved Reports Issued Prior to October 1, 2003 (Cont.)

Report

Number

Report Title

(Prior Semiannual Report [SAR] Number and Page)

Date

Issued

Total

Monetary

Findings

No. of

Recommendations

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Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA)

A03-A0022 Audit of Commissioned Sales and Course Length at Wesley College (SAR 44, pg.

14)


Status: FSA and OGC are working on a settlement agreement with this school now

that regulatory changes have been made about commissioned sales and course

length.

1/15/02 $1,431,560 5



A03-B0013 Audit of the Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) Testing Process at Lincoln Technical

Institute, Inc. (LTI), Philadelphia, PA (SAR 45, pg. 16)



Status: FSA informed us that the audit was resolved on October 31, 2003. The

audit will be removed in the next Semiannual Report.

5/10/02 $256,946 9



A04-B0015 Review of Cash Management and Student Financial Assistance Refund Procedures

at Bennett College (OPE designated as collateral action office for this report)

(SAR 45, pg. 16)

Status: FSA informed us that the audit was resolved on March 14, 2003. The audit

will be removed in the next Semiannual Report.

9/26/02 $997,313 7



A05-A0030 Audit of Commissioned Sales at Olivet Nazarene University (SAR 43, pg. 11)

Status: FSA and OGC are working on a settlement agreement with this school now

that regulatory changes have been made about commissioned sales.

5/21/01 $3,299,891 4



A05-B0003 Audit of Commissioned Sales and Course Length at Benedictine University (SAR

44, pg. 14)



Status: FSA and OGC are working on a settlement agreement with this school now

that regulatory changes have been made about commissioned sales and course

length.

12/31/01 $221,988 5



A05-B0004 Indiana Wesleyan University, Adult and Professional Studies Administration of

Title IV Programs, Marion, Indiana (SAR 43, pg. 11)



Status: FSA and OGC are working on a settlement agreement with this school now

that regulatory changes have been made about commissioned sales and course

length.

9/28/01 $31,682,782 5



A05-B0014 Audit of Course Length at Olivet Nazarene University (SAR 43, pg. 12)

Status: FSA and OGC are working on a settlement agreement with this school now

that regulatory changes have been made about course length.

9/28/01 4



A05-B0019 Audit of Course Length at Trinity Christian College (Trinity) (SAR 45, pg. 16)

Status: FSA and OGC are working on a settlement agreement with this school now

that regulatory changes have been made about course length.

9/17/02 $111,061 3



A05-C0015 Audit of American School of Technology's Administration of the Title IV, HEA

Programs, Columbus, Ohio (SAR 46, pg. 12)



Status: Audit is still being reviewed by FSA Chicago Case Team.

3/21/03 $1,311,249 13

A06-70005 Professional Judgment at Yale University (SAR 36, pg. 18)

Status: Awaiting a policy decision to address and resolve this finding in the final

audit determination letter.

3/13/98 $5,469 3



A06-70009 Professional Judgment at University of Colorado (SAR 37, pg. 17)

Status: Awaiting a policy decision to address and resolve this finding in the final

audit determination letter.

7/17/98 $15,082 4



A06-A0001 Interactive Learning Systems' Administration of the Title IV Student Financial

Assistance Programs (SAR 43, pg. 12)



Status: FSA informed us that the audit was resolved on March 23, 2003. The audit

will be removed in the next Semiannual Report.

7/20/01 $990,828 7



A06-A0003 International Business College's Administration of Title IV Student Financial

Assistance Programs (SAR 42, pg. 22)



Status: FSA informed us that they are working to resolve this audit.

3/28/01 $461,035 4



Table 6: Unresolved Reports Issued Prior to October 1, 2003 (Cont.)

Report

Number

Report Title

(Prior Semiannual Report [SAR] Number and Page)

Date

Issued

Total

Monetary

Findings

No. of

Recommendations

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26

A06-A0024 Audit of Commissioned Sales and Course Length at Southern Wesleyan University

(SAR 45, pg. 16)



Status: FSA informed us that they are working to resolve this audit.

9/4/02 $19,451,123 5



A06-B0012 Audit of Los Angeles City College's Compliance with the Title IV, Student

Financial Assistance, Verification Requirements (SAR 44, pg. 15)



Status: FSA informed us that the Final Audit Determination letter was mailed on

January 27, 2003. However when the Audit Accountability and Resolution

Tracking System (AARTS) was implemented, the audit was inadvertently closed at

the direction of the OCFO, and FSA could not enter the necessary closure

information into AARTS by September 30, 2003. The audit will be removed in the

next Semiannual Report.

11/14/01 $14,072 3



A06-B0014 Audit of United Education Institute's Compliance with the Title IV, Student

Financial Assistance, Verification Requirements (SAR 43, pg. 12)



Status: FSA informed us that the Final Audit Determination letter was mailed on

February 27, 2003. However when AARTS was implemented, the audit was

inadvertently closed at the direction of the OCFO, and FSA could not enter the

necessary closure information into AARTS by September 30, 2003. The audit will

be removed in the next Semiannual Report.

9/6/01 $7,285 1



A06-C0018 Gretna Career College's Administration of the Title IV Student Financial Assistance

Programs (SAR 46, pg. 12)



Status: FSA informed us that the audit was resolved on October 28, 2003. The

audit will be removed in the next Semiannual Report.

12/19/02 $1,383,470 6

A07-23545 State of Missouri, Single Audit Two Years Ended June 30, 1991

Status: FSA Chief Financial Officer (CFO) met with FSA Chief Operating

Officer(COO) and other officials in OPE to decide how to resolve this audit.

4/1/93 $1,048,768 18

A07-33123 State of Missouri, Single Audit Year Ended June 30, 1992

Status: FSA/CFO met with senior officials in FSA/COO and OPE to decide how to

resolve this audit.

3/7/94 $187,530 18



A07-90035 Audit of Commissioned Sales at William Penn University (SAR 43, pg. 12)

Status: FSA and OGC are working on a settlement agreement with this school now

that regulatory changes have been made about commissioned sales.

5/15/01 $5,023,447 4



A07-A0030 Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Study's Administration of

Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs (SAR 45, pg. 17)



Status: FSA and OGC are working on a settlement agreement with this school now

that regulatory changes have been made about commissioned sales.

9/19/02 $15,716,275 7



A07-A0031 Fontbonne University Options Program's Administration of Title IV Federal

Student Aid Programs (SAR 45, pg. 17)



Status: FSA and OGC are working on a settlement agreement with this school now

that regulatory changes have been made about commissioned sales.

9/30/02 $12,441,490 7



A07-B0001 Audit of Course Length at William Penn University (SAR 43, pg. 12)

Status: FSA and OGC are working on a settlement agreement with this school now

that regulatory changes have been made about course length.

9/28/01 4



A07-B0002 Audit of the National Student Loan Program's Establishment of the Federal Family

Education Loan Program Federal and Operating Funds (SAR 45, pg. 17)



Status: FSA issued a program determination letter on March 31, 2004, and the

audit is going through the resolution process. The audit will be removed in the next

Semiannual Report.

9/27/02 $2,672,941 10



Table 6: Unresolved Reports Issued Prior to October 1, 2003 (Cont.)

Report

Number

Report Title

(Prior Semiannual Report [SAR] Number and Page)

Date

Issued

Total

Monetary

Findings

No. of

Recommendations

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A09-70015 Associated Technical College (ATC) Eligibility of Institutions to Participate in Title

IV Programs & Other Issues (SAR 37, pg. 16)



Status: FSA/SEC/CMO senior managers are thoroughly reviewing the 90/10

calculations before approving the final audit determination letter.

9/9/98 $8,600,000 7



N06-90010 Inspection of Parks College's Compliance with Student Financial Assistance

Requirements (SAR 40, pg. 18)



Status: FSA Dallas Case Team denied school's recertification on December 31,

1999. School closed February 5, 2000.

2/9/00 $169,390 1



Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS)

A01-90007 Puerto Rico Department of Education Needs Major Improvements in its

Administration of the Governor's Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program (SAR 41,

pg. 22)

Status: OSDFS informed us that CAROI team is working on resolving all OIG and

single audits from Puerto Rico at this time.

9/27/00 $82,452 17



Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

A02-B0014 Audit of the Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (PRVRA) (SAR

45, pg. 18)



Status: OSERS informed us that they are currently developing a program

determination letter to resolve the findings.

6/26/02 $15,800,000 5

* Audit identified better use of funds for $690,232 for A05-C0029.

Note - Status comments reflect either documents received, comments agreed to, or comments provided by the Department.



Table 7: Investigation Services Cumulative Actions

(October 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004)

Summary of Investigation Subject Name Action This Period*

Fines/

Restitutions

Civil

Recoveries

INSTITUTIONAL FRAUD

Failure to Make Refunds/Refund Fraud

Former owners of training center and technical school

fraudulently obtained more than $54,000 in Pell Grant and

Direct Loan funds

Patricia Bedford Convicted: 10/21/03

Melissa Blalock Convicted: 10/21/03

Instructing Students How to Falsify FAFSAs

Minister acting as financial aid consultant assisted students and

parents in preparing fraudulent applications for student aid

Ozel Clifford

Brazil

Sentenced: 10/20/03 $717,579



School Employee Theft

Individuals participated in scheme to illegally receive more than

$200,000 in student aid refunds

Monica Hopson Sentenced: 2/25/04 $200

Roger Williams Sentenced: 2/26/04 $200

Joe Lee Williams Sentenced: 2/26/04 $35,823

Leigh Stingley

Webb


Convicted: 3/29/04

Former college accountant issued checks to family members

and friends who paid kickbacks to her

Vanessa Neal Sentenced: 3/2/04 $227,341



Former financial aid officer at nursing school submitted and

processed 46 fraudulent FFEL applications. Aid officer’s

associate participated in the scheme which resulted in more

than $248,000 in fraudulent FFEL disbursements

Amy Schachter Sentenced: 10/20/03 $221,625

Lisa Herrmann Sentenced: 11/6/03 $105,250

Table 6: Unresolved Reports Issued Prior to October 1, 2003 (Cont.)

Report

Number

Report Title

(Prior Semiannual Report [SAR] Number and Page)

Date

Issued

Total

Monetary

Findings

No. of

Recommendations

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Former college comptroller embezzled approximately $641,000

by using his position to write and negotiate checks

Louiston Louis Sentenced: 10/1/03 $403,373

Individual participated in scheme to illegally receive more than

$200,000 in student aid refunds

Dianne Taylor Sentenced: 1/22/04 $31,685

Former financial aid director at photography school submitted

fraudulent FFEL applications and received $14,000

Keith Magee Sentenced: 10/21/03 $19,251

Individual participated in scheme to illegally receive more than

$200,000 in student aid refunds

Antonio Burton Sentenced: 1/28/04 $25,662

Individual participated in scheme to illegally receive student aid

refunds and obtained $20,000

Denozanna Moore Sentenced: 1/7/04 $20,386

Former beauty school employee allegedly stole Pell Grant funds Gertie Boswell Arrested: 12/18/03

Former Perkins Grant administrator at community college

submitted false claims enabling school to illegally receive

approximately $189,000

Thomas


Flaschberger

Sentenced: 3/30/04 $901,777



Fraudulent Work-Study

Former student, with assistance of financial aid employees, was

allegedly involved in a scheme to embezzle work-study funds

Sandra Perry Indicted: 12/18/03

Former financial aid counselor at community college created

false time sheets and coerced students to pay him kickbacks

Celious Barner Convicted: 2/19/04

Former student employed in work-study office involved in

scheme to embezzle work-study funds

Robert Jones Convicted: 12/10/03



Collusion Between Officials and Students

Individual conspired with school financial aid director and

received kickbacks from student loan checks from nine

individuals he recruited to illegally receive student aid

Milow LeBlanc Sentenced: 11/24/03 $175,950

Individual conspired with school financial aid director and

received kickbacks from student loan checks from six

individuals he recruited to illegally receive student aid

David Carlton

Edwards


Sentenced: 11/3/03 $74,100

RECIPIENT FRAUD

Falsification of Income

Individual falsified income to receive student aid Kayce N. Ofodile Sentenced: 12/4/03 $8,750

Father and daughter falsified income to receive approximately

$5,800 in Pell Grants

Lizete Villasenor Civil Complaint:

11/12/03


Miguel

Villasensor

Civil Complaint:

11/12/03


Former student falsified marital status to obtain loans and grants Nicole Osborne Sentenced: 1/5/04 $9,813

Former student falsely claimed disability to cancel more than

$21,000 in student loans

Tonya D. Ryans Sentenced: 12/16/03 $25,569.34

Family falsified parent's marital status and other information to

obtain student aid

Charles Keefer Civil Filing: 2/13/04

Bonnie Keefer Civil Filing: 2/13/04

Anne Keefer Civil Filing: 2/13/04

Beth Keefer Civil Filing: 2/13/04



Falsification of Identity/Identity Theft

Former student used another person's name and Social Security

number to obtain direct and PLUS loans

Toccaro Bates Sentenced: 11/24/03 $14,100



Table 7: Investigation Services Cumulative Actions

(October 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004) (Cont.)

Summary of Investigation Subject Name Action This Period*

Fines/

Restitutions

Civil

Recoveries

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Individual used two different identities to obtain approximately

$42,000 in student aid

Victor Byrd Indicted: 3/16/04

Individual used his brother's identity to obtain approximately

$12,000 student loan and home mortgage of more than

$141,000

Luis


Scaccabarrozzi

Indicted: 2/27/04

Individual stole identity of son's father to obtain more than

$28,000 in loans and grants for her son

Clara Abbas Sentenced: 2/23/04 $43,726

Illegal immigrant bought identity papers and used new identity

to obtain approximately $92,000 in student aid

Berg Hyacinthe Sentenced: 11/7/03 $13,224

Individual allegedly kidnapped his son and used son's identity

to obtain approximately $94,000 in student aid

Brent Austin Convicted: 1/5/04

Former inmate used more than 50 different identities to obtain

more than $300,000 in student loans and grants

John Edward

Christensen

Convicted: 1/20/04

Individual used alias to cash student aid refund checks Tasha Gordon Sentenced: 10/9/03 $78,355

Individual allegedly allowed illegal alien to use his identity to

obtain more than $40,000 in student aid

John McCahon Indicted: 1/8/04

Career criminal known to have at least 16 aliases, allegedly

used another person's identity to obtain more than $3,000 in

student aid

Kenneth Wayne

Jordan

Indicted: 12/29/03



Individual allegedly used a false name and Social Security

number to obtain more than $12,000 in Pell Grants and student

aid after previously defaulting on student loans

Michelle Lee

Massion

Civil Filing: 1/9/04



Illegal alien allegedly used another person's identity to obtain

more than $40,000 in student aid

Wilfried Ibach Indicted: 1/8/04

Former student allegedly used false identity and Social Security

number and falsely claimed U.S. citizenship to obtain more than

$28,000 in student aid

Ludlow Dawes Civil Filing: 1/15/04

Former inmate stole identities to obtain student aid for himself

and four other inmates for online community college program

Avangia Jones Convicted: 1/27/04

Individual used two Social Security numbers to obtain more

than $90,000 in student aid and used fraudulent Social Security

numbers in bankruptcy court to illegally discharge

approximately $47,000 in consumer debt

James DeLoach Convicted: 3/18/04

Individual used false Social Security number to obtain more

than $40,000 in student grants and loans after previously

defaulting on student loans

Christina

Coleman


Convicted: 3/18/04

Student used a false Social Security number to receive more

than $9,000 in student aid

Sherron Dixon Sentenced: 11/17/03 $9,325

Individual part of scheme using aliases to cash student aid

refund checks

Grady McCrary Sentenced: 12/8/03 $155,748

Falsification of Citizenship

Illegal alien allegedly falsely claimed U.S. citizenship to obtain

more than $22,000 in student aid

Karen Fuller Indicted: 3/3/04

Illegal alien falsely claimed U.S. citizenship to obtain more than

$10,000 in student loans and grants

Thelma Gener Sentenced: 10/10/03 $11,533

Former student falsely claimed U.S. citizenship by submitting

fraudulent birth certificate to obtain more than $15,000 in

student loans and grants

Claude-Nathalie

Eyamba


Convicted: 3/12/04

Table 7: Investigation Services Cumulative Actions

(October 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004) (Cont.)

Summary of Investigation Subject Name Action This Period*

Fines/

Restitutions

Civil

Recoveries

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Falsification of Eligibility

Former student submitted false GED certificate to illegally

obtain more than $8,000 in student aid

Sophia Morris $11,300

Former student misrepresented graduate school eligibility to

obtain more than $12,000 in student aid

Brian Cantwell Sentenced: 12/1/03 $5,727

Two individuals allegedly recruited fifteen persons to

misrepresent eligibility by posing as graduate students, to

obtain more than $285,000 in student loans

Anthony Hervey Arrested: 10/31/03

Gloria Hervey Arrested: 11/17/03

Stacey Adams Indicted: 10/9/03

Donald Braboy Indicted: 10/9/03

Sean Loggin Arrested: 11/18/03

Corey Stuckey Arrested: 10/17/03

Khalil Harper Convicted: 4/12/04

Ronald Jackson Indicted: 10/9/03

Tommie Jordan Convicted: 3/31/04

Jackie Lawless Indicted: 10/9/03

Isiah Miller Indicted: 10/9/03

Twana Moss Convicted: 4/7/04

Individual recruited to falsely claim graduate student status to

illegally receive student aid

Gregory Hall Convicted: 2/11/04

Individual recruited to falsely claim graduate student status to

illegally receive student aid

Robert Miller Convicted: 3/12/04

Son of School Board Vice-President submitted false financial

aid records to illegally receive more than $10,000 in student aid

Derrick Fomby Convicted: 3/5/04



School board member and teacher submitted false financial aid

records enabling son to illegally receive more than $10,000 in

student aid

Janet Thomas Convicted: 3/10/04

Individual recruited to falsely claim graduate student status to

illegally receive student aid

Renee Harris Convicted: 2/23/04

Elkin Wells Convicted: 2/27/04

Andre Norris Convicted: 3/8/04

Illegal alien falsely claimed "eligible non-citizen" status to

illegally obtain more than $6,000 in student aid

Jorge Jimenez Convicted: 1/5/04

Former school owner created false documentation to illegally

receive more than $564,000 in student loans and grants

Mary Hendrick Convicted: 3/17/04

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