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Coakley sues Framingham for-profit school

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Attorney General Martha Coakley filed suit against a for-profit career training school, alleging that the Framingham company falsified grades and attendance records to qualify for millions of dollars in federal aid.

The Career Institute enrolled students who weren’t qualified to attend, failed to provide them with an education, and left them with significant student loan debt, the attorney general said the lawsuit. Career Institute, which operated five Massachusetts and three Maryland campuses, abruptly closed earlier this year without refunding the tuition of 1,400 Massachusetts students—even though it paid full salaries of the school’s president and officer, according to court documents.

“This for-profit school sacrificed the well-being of its students for financial gain by falsifying documents,” Coakley said in a statement.

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