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Waterloo man sentenced for federal financial aid fraud


A Waterloo man was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for financial aid fraud.

In a plea agreement, 31-year-old Roy Turner admits he participated in a scheme to fraudulently obtain federal student loan funds. As part of the scheme, Turner and others registered for classes at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, and applied for federal financial aid to pay for the classes and other educational expenses.

Turner and others applied for the federal student aid intending to use the funds for non-educational purposes. Financial aid funds that were not used by Kirkwood for tuition and fees were forwarded to Turner and others in the form of checks. Turner and others used the proceeds from the checks for their own, non­-educational, purposes.  

Turner and other participants in the scheme received more than $122,000.

Turner was released on the bond previously set and is to surrender to the United States Marshal on May 21, 2012.

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