(Legal Newsline) - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced March 27
that select students will be eligible to receive up to $60,000 in refunds after
a settlement with Para Health Professionals Inc. and Examination Preparation
Davis and Ernest C. Esteban, the owners of the two companies, allegedly told
students they could provide valid medical certifications. Students paid
the companies hundreds of dollars per seminar to become certified as phlebotomists, electrocardiogram technicians, medical technicians, behavioral health technicians, health care technicians or pharmacy technicians.
Brnovich’s office, Davis and Esteban’s claims were false and in violation of
the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.
so-called schools scammed students who dreamed of becoming medical technicians
in Arizona," Brnovich said. "Students paid thousands to become
certified medical techs only to find out their certifications are effectively
worthless. One victim found out her certification was invalid during a job
interview at a local hospital."
Esteban have been banned from operating businesses that give out education
credentials in the future.