United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500

Hammond, Indiana 46320

Hammond                                                 South Bend                                               Fort Wayne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

December 6, 2010                                                                               PHONE: (219) 937-5500

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                    Fax: (219) 852-2770 





Hammond, Indiana—The United States Attorney's Office announced:


Donna P. English, 52, of the 200 block of Warren Road, Michigan City, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to counts four, sixteen, twenty-two and twenty-three of an indictment charging her with wire fraud, mail fraud, and theft of public funds.


 English, d/b/a/ Project Managers, Inc. (PMI), was charged in an indictment with defrauding the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) E-Rate Program and the River Forest Community School District (RFCSC), located in Hobart, Indiana. English was also charged with felony theft of public funds which were paid to her for technology products and services that English and PMI failed to provide to the Michigan City Housing Authority.


This case was investigated by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, the United States Department of Education Office of Inspector General, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Indiana State Police, the Federal Communications Commission Office of Inspector General, and the Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston, and Jennifer Dixton, Trial Attorney, Anti-Trust Division.


The specific sentence in each case to be imposed upon conviction will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.