Paso Robles woman facing up to 35 years in prison
October 16, 2011
A Paso Robles woman found guilty in July of defrauding the United States Department of Education and the California Department of Education out of a $35 million grant will be sentenced Monday at the U.S. District Court in Riverside.
Jean Michele Cross, 59, was found guilty of mail fraud, forging a writing to obtain money from the United States and making false statements. She also concealed a 15 percent fee she had negotiated in exchange for submitting a successful grant application.
Cross faces a maximum statutory penalty of 35 years in federal prison.