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ED OIG Launches FraudGram Newsletter
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (ED OIG) announced the release of the first issue of its FraudGram newsletter.  FraudGram will provide recent investigative cases, notices on known scams and how to avoid them, and other information on avoiding and reporting instances of fraud, waste, and abuse in ED programs. 
The first issue includes warnings about student loan scams and schemes where individuals falsely claim they are from an Office of Inspector General or the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, telling callers that they must send them large sums of money.  The newsletter also lists six recent investigations, including a financial aid advisor who fraudulently obtained almost six million dollars in federal funds and an almost 45-million-dollar scheme through the operation of online charter schools.
About the Author

Brandi Tennant joined The Bruman Group, PLLC in October 2022. Ms. Tennant assists clients with federal grants management requirements under the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).


During law school, Ms. Tennant interned in government relations practices at Broydrick & Associates and Exelon. She also interned on Capitol Hill for U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). In her first year of law school, Ms. Tennant interned with Judge Deborah Robinson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, where she worked on cases related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Prior to attending law school, Ms. Tennant worked in admissions, recruitment, and advising at the University of Florida.


Ms. Tennant received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2011 and her Master’s Degree in 2019 from the University of Florida. She received her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in 2022. Ms. Tennant is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.