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Ainsworth Woman Pleads Guilty In Presidential Student Loan Case

Posted: Thursday, July 29th, 2010 at 6:26 am

A former employee of a U.S. Department of Education contractor in southeast Iowa has plead guilty to illegally viewing President Barack Obama’s student loan records. Julie Kline of Ainsworth plead guilty Friday to exceeding authorized computer access and now faces up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.  Kline is one of nine former employees of Vangent Inc. accused of viewing Obama’s student loan records between 2007 and 2009.  Four other defendants have pleaded guilty, and four are scheduled for trial.  In May the Iowa Department of Justice incorrectly identified Anna C. Rhodes of Ainsworth as a defendant in the case.  Rhodes has been cleared of any wrongdoing.