WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware State University registrar convicted of taking bribes to arrange in-state tuition rates for out-of-state students was sentenced to just over a year in prison.
Crystal Martin was also ordered Thursday to help her codefendant pay back the $3.2 million the scheme cost the university, according to Federal Court Judge Richard J. Andrews’ ruling.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Shot In South Baltimore Thursday Afternoon, Police Say
Martin pleaded guilty to bribery charges last year and said her coconspirator, Stephen Williams, would bring her students from out-of-state to be reclassified as in-state residents. The reclassification could save those students up to $9,000 on tuition, The Delaware News Journal reported. Martin accepted payments of $300 to $600 from each student whose status she changed, according to previous court testimony.READ MORE: LifeBridge Health Administers Its First J&J COVID Vaccines Thursday
Williams, of Neptune, New Jersey, was an alumnuns of the university and also pleaded guilty last year to bribery charges. He was sentenced to about three and a half years in prison in January.
More than 250 students were involved in the scheme that ran from 2013 through 2017, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura D. Hatcher.MORE NEWS: Accused Serial Arsonist, Former Laurel Police Chief David M. Crawford Held Without Bond, Allegedly Had 'Target List'
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