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    College used strippers to lure students

    With a name like Fast Train, what could go wrong?

    Lawsuit: College used strippers to lure students

    Lawsuit: College used strippers to lure students

    A for-profit Florida college used exotic dancers as admissions officers, falsified documents and coached students to lie on financial forms as it fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in federal money, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Miami.

    On at least one of its seven campuses, FastTrain College "purposely hired attractive women and sometimes exotic dancers and encouraged them to dress provocatively while they recruited young men in neighborhoods to attend FastTrain," according to an ongoing civil lawsuit. The Florida attorney general and the U.S. attorney in Miami announced Wednesday that they were joining the lawsuit against the now-defunct FastTrain and former owner Alejandro Amor, 56.

    The complaint says Miami-based FastTrain and Amor bilked the U.S. Department of Education out of millions of dollars with falsified grant applications from at least January 2009 through June 2012, when the school closed after an FBI raid.

    The school is accused of falsifying high school diplomas for students who didn't have them. Because they never graduated from high school, the lawsuit contends the students wouldn't have qualified for student aid.

    To access taxpayer dollars, the school needed first-time students to attend class for at least 30 days. If they didn't, FastTrain falsified attendance records or backdated the enrollment so they could collect the money quicker, the lawsuit says.

    Some former FastTrain students say they are still struggling with student loan debts, and the lawsuit identifies more than 160 former students who are now in default. Those who were attending around the time of the FBI raid can get their loans discharged under a "closed school" provision.

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    Re: College used strippers to lure students

    Now, there's a scam that has promise;
    1. Open a school,
    2. get student loans for students,
    3. get grant money for the school,
    4. close the school and run with the money and the student loans are forgiven under the school closing clause!
    DAMN! What an opportunity!
    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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    Re: College used strippers to lure students

    Damn, I am a sucker. In my student youth no stripers were attached.

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    Re: College used strippers to lure students

    I might have went to college if it came with a stripper.

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    Re: College used strippers to lure students

    Quote Originally Posted by Whip View Post
    I might have went to college if it came with a stripper.
    LOL, ironically, when I went to college, one of the girls in one of my classes was an exotic dancer.
    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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