Former Delgado financial aid officer charged with bribing students

Former Delgado financial aid officer charged with bribing students
Delgado Community College (FOX 8 Photo)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A former Delgado Community College financial aid officer has been charged with a one-count bill of information for soliciting money from students in exchange for financial aid, according to the Department of Justice.

Davin D. Thomas, 32, was charged Tuesday.

According to the DOJ, Thomas was responsible for the verification of student financial aid applications and for identifying the students who were eligible for financial aid funds.

Thomas solicited funds from April 2016 to August 2017 in the amount of $6,700 from three students, according to the report.

If convicted, Thomas will face a maximum penalty of ten years in prison with three years supervised release. He also would face a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Department of Education, Office of Inspector General.

The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U. S. Attorney Julia K. Evans.

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