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WASHINGTON— A financial aid scandal at Howard University has left six university employees fired after an outside auditor alerted trustees that employees were receiving grants from the school to attend classes while also receiving tuition remission, and one of them is speaking out after being ousted by faculty and staff.

Posted: May 1, 2018 / 12:39 PM CDT / Updated: May 1, 2018 / 01:00 PM CDT
The employees were taking in more money than their education cost and pocketing the difference, reported CNN.

Tyrone Hankerson Jr. should have just stayed in Cuba after stealing that $429,000 from Howard.

When you pass ya homeless classmates otw to brunch pic.twitter.com/huUFd48vQX

At the height of his social media stardom, Hankerson had over 400,000 Instagram followers.

Please read the official statement from the Howard University Student Association regarding misappropriation of University funds #StudentPowerHU pic.twitter.com/M94jfez6Zl

Tyrone Hankerson is that you? The same Tyrone that got $429,000 in financial aid? This you chilling on the boat. pic.twitter.com/VEBjVLrBJ3

Law student Tyrone Hankerson Jr. has become the face of the scandal and has been dubbed by students as “The Wolf of 6th street.” Hankerson is accused of using his work-study position in the financial aid office to attain a bachelors degree and graduates degree without any debt. Hankerson allegedly stole $429,000 in student aid and used it towards fancy mink coats, designer bags, personal videographer, and media team to help him achieve stardom on social media.

WASHINGTON— A financial aid scandal at Howard University has left six university employees fired after an outside auditor alerted trustees that employees were receiving grants from the school to attend classes while also receiving tuition remission, and one of them is speaking out after being ousted by faculty and staff. The employees were taking in more […]