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Massachusetts AG takes action against ITT over allegedly misleading students

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 9, 2016

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has sued ITT Educational Services Inc. for allegedly unfairly misleading students about the quality of its Computer Network Systems program and the success of the program’s graduates in finding jobs.

According to the lawsuit, ITT used misleading information to entice students to enroll in its Computer Network Systems program from 2010 through at least May 2013.

“These students were exploited and pressured to enroll with the promise of great careers and high salaries, but were instead left unable to repay their loans and support their families,” Healey said. “Our office has a history of going after predatory for-profit schools and will not stand for students in Massachusetts being treated simply as a source of income. We will continue to investigate and act against these deceptive practices and work hard to get the relief these students deserve.”

Healey’s office will seek civil penalties, injunctive relief and restitution. This will include the return of tuition and fees to students victimized by the alleged scheme.

Handling the case is Assistant Attorney General Lydia French, Division Chief Glenn Kaplan, legal analysts Diana Hooley, David Lim, John-Michael Partesotti, Jenna Snow, and division staff member Michael Beaulieu, all of the Attorney General’s Insurance and Financial Services Division, and investigator Kristen Salera.

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