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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Failure of Employee to Comply With Ethics Policies

Ellen Frishberg, a former financial aid director at Johns Hopkins University, resigned after it was discovered she had accepted thousands of dollars from several lending industry companies during her tenure, including $65,000 from a lending company that had been included on lists of suggested lenders distributed to students and their families by Frishberg’s office. Frishberg admitted taking payments from or working on advisory committees for various lenders. See related Johns Hopkins University instance, “Financial Aid Conflicts of Interest.”

Misconduct Type
Ethics
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Administrative Agreement
Date of Resignation
5/22/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Johns Hopkins University $0
Further Information Released
JHU Press Release 2/27/2008

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database