BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) –
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Nov. 4 that his office
filed a lawsuit against Sojourner-Douglass College Inc. over allegations of not
repaying grant funds.
Frosh’s office seeks an accounting for grant funds
awarded to the college and repayment of these funds totaling roughly $400,000.
Frosh claims these funds were not used for their authorized purposes.
The college was purportedly
given three state grants under a program entitled Nursing Support II. These grants
mandated that Sojourner-Douglass provide annual and final reports, including
financial reports that showed how grant money spent compared to grant
Unspent funds were supposed to be returned to the state.
According to Frosh’s office, the college failed to file the necessary reports
and has not returned any unspent funds, despite notifying the state it would
not be able to perform the entirety of one of the grants.
“Any state grant funds not
used for its intended purpose must be returned,” Frosh said. “The state of
Maryland is rightfully owed the unspent and undocumented funds the college has not