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Cleveland man indicted on student loan fraud totaling $55,000

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A Cleveland man was indicted on charges he fraudulently received up to $55,000 in federal student financial aid funds, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio

Robert Williams, 35, faces one count of theft of federal student financial aid funds.

The indictment says Williams enrolled in approximately six different Ohio colleges between 2007 and 2012 in order to receive Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs federal student aid benefits, but had no intention of earning a degree. 

Williams used the federal student aid funds for his own personal use and enjoyment, according to the indictment.

Assistant United States Attorney Matthew J. Cronin is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the Department of Education -- Office of Inspector General and the Department of Veterans Affairs -- Office of Inspector General.

If convicted, the sentence will depend on a number of factors, including the defendant's prior criminal record, if any.

Attorney Dettelbach adds an indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  

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