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25 years ago: KU defrauded by student loan applicant

August 8, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 8, 1986:

  • A Hutchinson man had been named in a grand jury indictment for fraud after having allegedly used faked transcripts from Kansas State University to apply for student loans at three state universities, including Kansas University. Posing as a graduate of KSU with a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering, John Kenneth Leighnor had allegedly defrauded KU in getting a $5,000 student loan and was accused of making similar loan applications at Emporia State University and Wichita State University.
  • The more things change.... In Washington, Congress was set to approve a short-term increase in the national debt to avert a default by the Treasury while Congress was away on its Labor Day recess. The House had approved the Reagan administration’s request to increase the Treasury’s borrowing authority to $2.323 trillion, but several amendments added by the Senate were slowing down the process, according to House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill.

Comments

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 10 months ago

Only $2.323 trillion? Oh, for the good old days,,,

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