Shortly after a (now deleted) report leaked that officials at Howard University allegedly stole nearly $1 million from the university’s financial aid office, one former student employee was dragged by Black Twitter into the spotlight and became the face of the controversy. Six employees were fired from Howard University last year after an internal investigation revealed the misappropriation of university-based grants.

Former student employee Tyrone Hankerson Jr. found himself at the center of the scandal when it was reported that he allegedly scammed $429,000 from the university.

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