Saturday, August 28, 2010

Crown College Financial Fraud Case Update

There are many developments in the Crown College Financial Fraud indictment of the four former officers of Crown College. On July 26, 2010, Misty Lee pleaded guilty to counts 1 and 2 of the indictment pursuant to a plea agreement with the government which was sealed. The minute order of the hearing is here:

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Karen L Strombom- CRD: Traci Whiteley; AUSA: Nick Brown; Def Cnsl: Colin Fieman; PTS: Todd Skipworth; Time of Hearing: 11:30; Courtroom: F; Session #: TAC100726 (SEALED); INITIAL APPEARANCE AND PLEA (via video conference) as to Misty Lee held on 7/26/2010. At the request of the defense and with agreement from the government, the Defendant is present via video conference from the Clerk's Office of the US District Court for the District of Kansas at Topeka. Defendant placed under oath and advised of rights/charges/ penalties; Defendant executes Consent to Rule 11 Plea in a felony case before a U.S. Magistrate Judge; Education = 2 yrs college; Court reviews the plea agreement; Pleas guilty to counts 1 and 2; Remaining Count to be dismissed at sentencing. Court finds the Defendant is competent to enter a guilty plea; Court signs the Report and Recommendation and Counsel have fourteen days to file objections; Court orders the preparation of a Presentence Report. Defendant remains "at liberty."

Sentencing set for 10/15/2010 at 10:30 AM in A Courtroom before Judge Robert J. Bryan. (TW)

Well the Misty Lee's sentencing was continued until the rest of the defendants could enter the pleas or go to trial and then followed a great deal of postponements as the defendants and prosecutors Next Sheila Mullineaux plead guilty and was sentenced because, apparently, she was not going to testify against the other defendants.


Anonymous said...

PRosecution called John Wabel and Misty Lee and Randi Jones amongst others to testify.
So they have all been found guilty of mail fraud and finaicial aid fraud and sentenced to probation and must pay restitution in the amount of $115,000 as of 11/08/2011.

Anonymous said...

And John Wabel declared bankruptcy which closed 7/2011. Papers are public on PACER.