Saturday, September 23, 2017

Federal Prosecutors are Investigating Charlotte Law School

A whistleblower’s lawsuit has led to the disclosure that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation of now-defunct Charlotte Law School and its parent corporation. A recent New York Times article highlights some disconcerting allegations:

Last January . . . Charlotte’s local public radio station, WFAE, broadcast recordings of a Charlotte Law school dean describing paying at-risk students to delay taking the bar and enroll in a bar preparation course. In the recordings, a dean noted that without deferring 21 students for the July 2015 exam, the pass rate “would have likely been 20-something percent.”

The dean allegedly offered to pay each of the students $5000.

The fraud practices alleged in the [whistleblower’s] lawsuit include evading federal requirements that for-profit schools receive at least 10 percent of revenue from sources other than federal student loans.

You can read the full article here.


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