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Man accused of bribery while FAMU admissions officer

University alerted FDLE to possible bribery

Leon County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Leman Junior Ulee
Leon County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Leman Junior Ulee

Leman Junior Ulee, 46, was charged with two counts of bribery and one count of official misconduct for receiving unauthorized payments while he was an admissions officer with Florida A&M University, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

FAMU asked FDLE to investigate in March 2016, suspended Ulee the next month and fired him in August.

Ulee turned himself in Tuesday afternoon and was booked into the Leon County Jail.

According to investigators, Ulee charged a fee to alter the academic records of prospective students, who otherwise may not have been admitted into the university. Investigators believe the students had no knowledge of the scam, and may have assumed the additional fees to be part of the admissions process. 

“We believe there are additional victims who may not realize they were scammed,” said FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen.  “I encourage current and former FAMU students to contact FDLE if you believe you could be a victim.”

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

“FAMU worked collaboratively with FDLE investigators. 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," said FAMU's vice president for student affairs, William Hudson Jr.