Longview man indicted, student financial aid fraud, sister pleads guilty

TYLER - Robert Brisco, a 30-year-old Longview native, was indicted today for taking part in a student financial aid fraud scheme in East Texas.

Earlier today, a grand jury indicted and charged Brisco with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, several counts of mail fraud and multiple counts of student financial aid fraud.

According to proceedings, Brisco and others who allegedly conspired along with him used wire communications and the mail from June 2013 to September 2015 to fraudulently acquire student financial aid funds using the Pell Grant Program and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. 

If Brisco is convicted, he will face a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

Gracie Brisco, Brisco's 54-year-old mother, was also indicted on multiple counts of student financial aid fraud back in March of this year.

Brisco's sister, 34-year-old Longview native Shanitra Frost, pleaded guilty today to student financial aid fraud.

Frost's will serve a prison sentence of up to five years. Her sentencing date is yet to be set.

 

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