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Woman accessed Obama loans record
theaustralian.com.au ^ | June 17, 2010 | staff writers

Posted on 06/16/2010 4:49:01 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

AN IOWA woman pleaded guilty today to accessing President Barack Obama's student loan records without permission.

Mercedes Costoyas, 53, from Iowa City, was one of nine employees of a US Department of Education (DOE) contractor alleged to have accessed the private records between July 2007 and March 2009, The Quad-City Times reported.

The workers were employed by the Vangent call centre in Coralville, a town outside of Iowa City.

Vangent handles incoming calls for various agencies, including financial aid applications for the DOE. The forms contain confidential financial and family information, KCRG-TV in Iowa reported.

The nine defendants were charged with one count of exceeding authorised computer access.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; birthers; mysteryman; naturalborncitizen; obama

1 posted on 06/16/2010 4:49:02 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did she get a chance to see his social security number perhaps? That’s what I want to know.


2 posted on 06/16/2010 4:50:41 PM PDT by DebraAI
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To: Free ThinkerNY
what was his name of record at that time? Was he registered as an Indonesian - a foreign student?

if you are going to cop a plea, then sing!!

3 posted on 06/16/2010 4:54:40 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder how she was caught.

Of course, they probably have such records flagged flagged for any and all access.


4 posted on 06/16/2010 4:54:51 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The nine defendants were charged with one count of exceeding authorised computer access.

I knew a guy who bragged that his friend found Dan Quayle's SS number, and this was way-hayyy before the web.

5 posted on 06/16/2010 4:54:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (we shall overcome a generation of affirmative action.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I wonder what deal was made for her silence...Probation?


6 posted on 06/16/2010 4:55:49 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is wrong. These people should be arrested and charged.

That said, those who violated Sarah Palin’s privacy, and those who illegally revealed ‘sealed’ court records of their opponent to win an election over JACK RYAN should be in jail as well.


7 posted on 06/16/2010 4:58:20 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: elpadre
The fact that he has a student loan record indicates that he was not registered as an Indonesian or a foreign student. Foreign students are not eligible for Federally-guaranteed student loans (which are the only type that a DoE contractor would be able to access).
8 posted on 06/16/2010 5:01:58 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

wrong


9 posted on 06/16/2010 5:09:13 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Also, that Obama needed a student loan argues against the Manchurian Candidate theories that Obama was being funded, groomed or set up by some shadowy nefarious sugar daddy.


10 posted on 06/16/2010 5:10:51 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder if he paid it off?


11 posted on 06/16/2010 5:12:01 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did you keep a copy, Mercedes?


12 posted on 06/16/2010 5:14:11 PM PDT by Marylander
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wonder if she was charged with the task of removing ‘problematic’ data or with the task of finding problematic data.


13 posted on 06/16/2010 5:16:15 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would think real records have been deleted & she didn’t find anything and that what was flagged was anyone searching for the name.


14 posted on 06/16/2010 5:26:48 PM PDT by Bhoy
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
Please do not introduce facts into a thread with good conspiracy theory.
15 posted on 06/16/2010 5:27:32 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

You assume that Obama is above trying to claim foreign nationality for foreign student loans/grants and American citizenship for Federal “student aid;” I wouldn’t put that past him.


16 posted on 06/16/2010 5:29:23 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Plutarch
Also, that Obama needed a student loan argues against the Manchurian Candidate theories that Obama was being funded, groomed or set up by some shadowy nefarious sugar daddy.

Not necessarily. The sugar daddy rumors center around his going to Harvard.

The student loan data might be restricted to Occidental and, perhaps, Columbia.

Recall that he graduated Columbia in 1983. He then spent two years working in NYC, first for Business International Corp., then New York Public Interest Research Group (sound suspicious?). He then moved to Chicago in 1985 and did duty as a community organizer in Chicago for three years before attending Harvard in 1988.

If there was a "sugar daddy", my guess would be that Obama probably came to his attention either at the public interest "research group" or back in Chicago.

17 posted on 06/16/2010 5:51:49 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: OneWingedShark

I wouldn’t put it past him to try that, but, there’s no way he could get away with it - the same financial aid officials at the school would need to process both requests.


18 posted on 06/16/2010 5:53:41 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Kirkwood

How is that wrong?


19 posted on 06/16/2010 5:54:20 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

>I wouldn’t put it past him to try that, but, there’s no way he could get away with it - the same financial aid officials at the school would need to process both requests.

And how would they know that “Barry Soetoro” & “Barrak Hussien Obama,” with completely different social security numbers, were in actuality the same person?


20 posted on 06/16/2010 6:00:01 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
Because only one of those students would have a tuition bill at the university (unless you are suggesting that he enrolled twice at the school, which would make no sense - why would he subject himself to two tuition bills?)
21 posted on 06/16/2010 6:08:02 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Marylander
The issue of her facing deportation was mentioned, but Judge James Gritzner said “that issue is for another court on another day.” Authorities did not specify a country.

curious tidbit found after looking at other stories

http://qctimes.com/news/local/article_187208c6-796a-11df-9bcb-001cc4c03286.html

22 posted on 06/16/2010 6:16:48 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: okie01

Not necessarily...Barry lived off-campus during his years at Columbia, and rent in NYC was expensive, even back then. The student loans covered his educational expenses, but who paid for his apartment, utilities, groceries, etc? There’s no record of him working part-time in New York, and we know virtually nothing about his time at Columbia (those records were conveniently sealed). But someone was paying his living expenses during his undergrad days. That’s why the “Sugar Daddy” question is relevant, even at that stage of his life.


23 posted on 06/16/2010 6:18:00 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I bet that data has been flushed and sanitized!


24 posted on 06/16/2010 6:23:22 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ExNewsExSpook
That’s why the “Sugar Daddy” question is relevant, even at that stage of his life.

I didn't intend to eliminate Columbia from the equation. There is also reason to believe that Obama first made contact with Ayers while at Columbia.

I've always believed that Thomas Ayers (Bill Ayers' father) belonged on the list of suspects.

25 posted on 06/16/2010 6:27:59 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Not quite; the Pell grant goes to the student directly.
I’m sure there are other loans and grants which do the same.


26 posted on 06/16/2010 6:29:56 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Right. But, still, in order to be eligible to receive those grants, a student needs to be enrolled at a university (and enrollment is verified with the university). So, in order for Obama to have somehow sought both US citizen aid and foreign grants, under different names, he would have had to enroll in the university twice, under different names, thus exposing himself to two tuition bills. It’s just not a realistic story.


27 posted on 06/16/2010 6:44:15 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Jack Hydrazine

http://www.intelius.com/background.php?ReportType=8&qf=Barack&qmi=H&qn=Obama&qs=IL&qa=&qtickler=1&qc=&searchform=background&trackit=74&focusfirst=1


28 posted on 06/16/2010 6:47:37 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: DebraAI

Did she get a chance to see his social security number(s) perhaps? That’s what I want to know.

there. Fixed it.


29 posted on 06/16/2010 7:13:40 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Viva los SB 1070)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Not necessarily...Barry lived off-campus during his years at Columbia, and rent in NYC was expensive, even back then. The student loans covered his educational expenses, but who paid for his apartment, utilities, groceries, etc? There’s no record of him working part-time in New York, and we know virtually nothing about his time at Columbia (those records were conveniently sealed). But someone was paying his living expenses during his undergrad days. That’s why the “Sugar Daddy” question is relevant, even at that stage of his life.


ALL student records are “conveniently sealed.”


30 posted on 06/16/2010 8:30:37 PM PDT by jamese777
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Look it up.


31 posted on 06/16/2010 8:33:31 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why look at a Kenyan citizens school records?

Oh, right, hes our president. Thats why.


32 posted on 06/16/2010 8:34:15 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Kirkwood

Look what up?

How could Obama qualify for student loans if he applied for student aid as a foreign student?


33 posted on 06/16/2010 8:45:18 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Good grief... you can’t google “eligible noncitizen requirements for federal loans”


34 posted on 06/16/2010 9:34:36 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: jamese777

But you ignore a rather inconvenient fact: candidates from both parties (including George W. Bush and John Kerry) have authorized release of their student records/transcripts. That’s how we found out that Bush was actually a (marginally) better student than Kerry at Yale, though neither could be described as a scholar.

Despite this precedent, Obama refuses to disclose his undergraduate and graduate records. Why?


35 posted on 06/16/2010 9:54:40 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: nascarnation

She faces deportation. Obamas gonna get her good. I wonder if the other 8 will be deported as well.


36 posted on 06/16/2010 10:01:31 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Kirkwood

Only citizens (and, in some cases, permanent residents - but I’ve never seen anyone suggest that Obama is a noncitizen with a green card) are eligible for Federal student loans. Foreign students are eligible for some private student loans, but those do not appear on the databases maintained by the DoE.


37 posted on 06/17/2010 5:38:15 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: ExNewsExSpook

But you ignore a rather inconvenient fact: candidates from both parties (including George W. Bush and John Kerry) have authorized release of their student records/transcripts. That’s how we found out that Bush was actually a (marginally) better student than Kerry at Yale, though neither could be described as a scholar.

Despite this precedent, Obama refuses to disclose his undergraduate and graduate records. Why?


Good investigative reporter digging by the conservative media should be able to pry Obama’s transcripts loose. I’m betting that he doesn’t voluntarily release them until it is politically advantageous for him to do so, closer to the next presidential election.
There might well be a Bill Clinton-esque, late Friday afternoon “document drop” in the Fall of 2012 at a time when releasing that information will make Obama’s opposition look petty and small for demanding it.

Both President Bush and Kerry had their transcripts released by newspapers. Bush then released a copy AFTER his transcript had appeared in the Washington Post. Kerry never released a transcript. The Boston Globe got ahold of his transcripts from a Navy application.

http://www.insidepolitics.org/heard/heard32300.html


38 posted on 06/17/2010 8:58:48 AM PDT by jamese777
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To: DebraAI

Obozo doesn’t need any stinkin’ social security number!


39 posted on 06/18/2010 6:59:11 AM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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