… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Georgia Attorney General
Statement on Sainfort Jacko
Currently University of Minnesota Professors
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Former Georgia Tech Professors Indicted for Defrauding the University
Two former Georgia Tech professors and a relative were indicted yesterday by a Fulton County Grand Jury. The indictment charges that husband and wife, Francois Sainfort and Julie Jacko, conspired to be employed full time and receive salary from Georgia Tech while simultaneously being employed full time and collecting salary from the University of Minnesota. The indictment also charges that the two fraudulently billed Georgia Tech for travel expenses, inappropriately directed payments to a relative, and lied about their dual employment and the purpose of the Georgia Tech-funded travel. Julie Jacko’s brother, Robert Jacko, is charged in the conspiracy to have Georgia Tech funds directed to him.
Francois Sainfort was indicted for three counts of Conspiracy to Defraud the State (O.C.G.A.§ 16-10-21), seven counts of Theft by Taking (O.C.G.A. §16-8-2) and four counts of False Statements (O.C.G.A. §16-10-20), all felonies punishable by up to 165 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $1,044,00.00.
Julie Jacko was indicted for three counts of Conspiracy to Defraud the State (O.C.G.A.§ 16-10-21), six counts of Theft by Taking (O.C.G.A. §16-8-2) and two counts of False Statements (O.C.G.A. §16-10-20), all felonies punishable by up to 115 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $902,00.00.
Robert Jacko was indicted for one count of Conspiracy to Defraud the State (O.C.G.A.§ 16-10-21), a felony punishable by up to five years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $100,000.00
Senior Assistant Attorney General Kimberly L. Schwartz is prosecuting the case on behalf of the State of Georgia. Schwartz presented the case to the Fulton County Grand Jury on March 8, 2011, and the Grand Jury returned the indictments the same day in Fulton County Superior Court.
Members of the public should keep in mind that indictments contain only allegations against the individual(s) against whom the indictment is sought. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and it will be the government’s burden at trial to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the allegations contained in the indictment.
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