TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A former Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University admissions officer is accused of charging a fee to alter academic records of students who were at risk of not being accepted into the university, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
FAMU officials requested FDLE investigate 46-year-old Leman Junior Ulee in March. He was placed on administrative leave without pay in April then had his employment terminated in August.
Investigators believe the prospective students involved were unaware and thought the additional fee was part of the admission process. The alleged crimes occurred between March 13 and March 28.
“FAMU worked collaboratively with FDLE investigators," FAMU's Vice President for Student Affairs, William Hudson Jr., Ph.D. said in a press release. "We thank them for working to bring closure to this case, and encourage students and parents with knowledge of such illegal activity to contact state investigators.”
Officials believe there could be other victims who didn't realize they were being scammed.
Ulee was booked into the Leon County Jail Tuesday. He faces two counts of bribery and one count of official misconduct.