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Former Oberlin instructor receives prison sentence on federal theft charges


September 3, 2018

ELYRIA — A former Oberlin College instructor and an activist for indigenous people was sentenced to prison for stealing more than $77,000 in federal grants designed to help Native Americans.

Robert Roche, 71, was sentenced to four months in prison followed by four months of home confinement by U.S. District Judge Donald Nugent. Roche previously pleaded guilty to counts of theft from programs receiving federal funds.


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