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Two sentenced for accessing Obama's student loan records


DAVENPORT (KWWL) -- The final two people charged with illegally accessing President Obama's student loan records have been sentenced.

Sandra Teague-Garvis, 54, and Andrew Lage, 54, both of Iowa City, were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Davenport on Monday.

Teague-Garvis was sentenced to two years probation, six months of which will be served on home confinement, after being convicted for one count of Exceeding Authorized Computer Access.  Teague-Garvis, a former Department of Education contract employee, was charged with accessing President Barack Obama's loan records in 2008 when he was a candidate for the presidency. She was convicted by a jury on Aug. 25.

Lage was sentenced to one year probation and ordered to pay $25 tot he Crime Victims Fund. Lage entered a guilty plea on Sept. 23.

The seven other defendants pleaded guilty and were sentenced earlier this year.  All nine worked for Vangent Corporation in Coralville.  Vangent, a DOE contractor, assisted with student loan inquiries via their call center and engaged in debt collection.

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