A jury has convicted an Iowa City woman for illegally accessing President Obama’s student loan records. An investigation of Department of Education employees and contractors to see if the records of celebrities, sports figures or politicians were being viewed found nine workers at a Coralville company had looked at Obama’s records.
Seven of the accused have either pleaded guilty or intend to do so. Two of those accused pleaded not guilty, including the Iowa city women found guilty by a jury yesterday after about an hour of deliberations. The other accused former worker is set to go to trial. The Coralville company, called Vangent, is a U.S. Department of Education contractor, advising student loan applicants and collecting delinquent loans.