Deneeta D. Pope made headlines when she came forward as Paul Ryan’s girlfriend in college but now it has been discovered that the politician’s ex has criminal past.
Pope was indicted by a Grand Jury in November of 1999 for allegedly swindling $77,000 from her former employer Ernst & Young
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.
Deneeta created the scam by claiming she attended an educational course for work that it turns out never existed. She served 5 months in Federal prison.
However Pope reportedly dated Paul Ryan 10 years before she was indicted. The two met at Miami University in Ohio, in the early 90’s.