TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - A former Florida A&M University admissions officer has been arrested and charged with receiving money to alter the academic records of prospective students, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Wednesday.
Leman Junior Ulee, 46, turned himself in Tuesday. He had been placed on administrative leave in April and was terminated from the university in August, the FDLE said in a news release.
Authorities began investigating in March after receiving a request from Florida A&M. Ulee is alleged to have charged fees to alter records of prospective students who otherwise might not have been admitted to the university.
The FDLE news release said investigators believe students did not have knowledge of the scam and might have believed the additional fees were part of the admissions process.
Ulee was charged with two counts of bribery and one count of official misconduct, the news release said.
"We believe there are additional victims who may not realize they were scammed," FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen said in a prepared statement. “I encourage current and former FAMU students to contact FDLE if you believe you could be a victim."