Black College’s Former President Sentenced in Loan Fraud Case

Dolores E. Cross, who served as president of historically black Morris Brown College in Atlanta from 1998 to 2002, has been sentenced to five years of probation and one year of home confinement for her role in a scheme to defraud the federal student loan program. Cross pleaded guilty to embezzlement in the case in return for the government dropping 27 other charges against her.

The government claimed that Cross and some associates obtained $3.4 million from the college in student loans and Pell Grants for 1,800 ineligible students, many of whom never enrolled at the institution.

Cross is now 70 years old.