AG: Closed career institute admits to lying to students
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say a now-closed for-profit college has admitted to fabricating records, lying to students and overstating job prospects for graduates.
The attorney general’s office says American Career Institute has agreed to a $25 million judgment to settle a lawsuit brought by the office in 2013. Due to the school’s insolvency, however, most of the money won’t be paid out.
The school had locations in Braintree, Cambridge, Framingham, Springfield, and Woburn, Massachusetts as well as Baltimore, Columbia, and Wheaton, Maryland.
The attorney general says school officials acknowledged falsifying documents to show job placements at companies that didn’t exist or hire ACI graduates.
The office is asking the U.S. Department of Education to cancel the debt of students who enrolled in ACI programs.
ACI’s former owners could not be reached.