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Senior FAMU Admissions Officer charged with bribery

November 2nd, 2016 by Mike Vasilinda

A Florida Q&M University senior admissions officer is facing bribery charges tonight after allegedly seeking cash from the mothers of two applicants. Police say the two counts may only be the tip of the iceberg.

Leman J. Ulee is facing two counts of bribery and one count of official misconduct for altering a students record. Gretl Plessinger, spokesperson for the FL.  Dept of Law Enforcement complimented FAMU for coming forth quickly.

“What we found so sarin the investigation is there were a couple of either current students or former students  who paid additional money to Mr. Ulee, and Mr Ulee changed their academic record, which allowed them to gain admission into FAMU” says Plessinger.

Court documents show the 36,500 dollar a year senior admissions officer approached two mothers. Mother A paid the bribe and her child was admitted to FAMU. Mother B contacted the university which called the Dept of Law Enforcement. She was provided with marked money which Ulee allegedly accepted.

“We do believe there are additional victims.” says FDLE’s Plessinger. “Students and family members who don’t even realize they have been scammed, so we are asking them to call FDLE Tallahassee.”

The going price? Between three and five hundred dollars.”

FAMU’s online admission fee: 35 dollars.

Jacksonville second year student Johnathan Rodgers was surprised by the arrest.

“Seriously?” he asked.

“He was charging between three and five hundred dollars. You never paid anything like that?”

“No” Rodgers told us.

Ulee has been suspended from his duties since March. Other employees at the admissions office were not talking.

“Is this where Mr. Ulee worked?”

“Yes”

“Can you tell me about him?”

“No.”

Ulee is set to appear in court on November 21st.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact FDLE Tallahassee at 850-410-7501.

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