PAUL RYAN’S EX-GF Served Prison Time For Wire Fraud
Now we know why Paul Ryan‘s ex-girlfriend was so tight-lipped yesterday when we asked her about the VP hopeful … turns out she was indicted by the Feds back in 1999 and spent months in prison for committing wire fraud … TMZ has learned.
Deneeta D. Pope – who made headlines recently as Ryan’s African-American GF in college — was indicted by a Grand Jury in November 1999 for allegedly swindling her former employer – Ernst & Young – out of $77,000.
Pope pled guilty in 2001 to stealing a lesser amount, but admitted she inflated expense reports, fabricated receipts and turned in phony invoices. She then used a wire transfer to move the money from a bank in Delaware to a different account in Chicago.
Pope created the scam by claiming she attended an educational course for work. Turns out … the course didn’t even exist.
Pope served 5 months in Federal Prison.
FYI — Ryan dated Pope approximately 10 years before she was indicted. They met at Miami University of Ohio in the early 90′s.