Doemini Mosley, a former associate director at Howard University, pled guilty to defrauding the school out of more than $100,000, the US Attorney’s Office of DC announced in a statement.
The 35-year-old woman of DC pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Her charge and plea came after her co-conspirator, Brian Johnson, another former employee at the university, pled guilty last week to the same offense.
If convicted, Mosley can be sentenced to 10-24 months in prison. The plea agreement calls for Mosley to pay $139,697.75 in restitution and $85,850 in a forfeiture money judgment.
“In the fall of 2016, Mosley proposed a scheme to Johnson in which Mosley would cause fraudulently-obtained money to be sent from Howard University to Johnson, with Johnson then kicking back half of the proceeds to Mosley,” Friday’s press release explained.
“As part of the scheme, Mosley applied fraudulent financial aid awards onto Johnson’s student profile even though he was no longer a student or employed at the school. As a result, Mosley caused Howard University to issue $107,697.75 to Johnson’s bank account between November 2016 and May 2017. Johnson admitted sharing half of the fraud proceeds with Mosley in the form of cash or electronic payments.”
Mosley is also accused of defrauding the university out of an additional $32,000 in May 2017.
Mosley worked at Howard between 2011 and June 2017. She first served in the financial aid office and then became the Associate Director of the Bursar’s Office. Johnson, who is a Howard graduate, was the university’s Associate Director of Financial Aid from 2014 through August 2016.
Johnson will be sentenced in September, and Mosley will be sentenced in October, according to the statement.