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Florida For-Profit Colleges Sued for Selling Predatory Product and Targeting Black Students | Press Release

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Project on Predatory Student Lending

Student Borrower Class Forces Department of Education to Process All Pending Borrower Defense Claims | Press Release

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Project on Predatory Student Lending

Statement on the COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package and Student Loan Relief | Press Release

DeVos Proposes to Curtail Debt Relief for Defrauded Students | New York Times

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed on Wednesday to curtail Obama administration loan forgiveness rules for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, requiring that student borrowers show they have fallen into hopeless financial straits or prove that their colleges knowingly deceived them.

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SEC’s $300,000 ITT Settlement Leaves Trail of Questions | Indianapolis Business Journal

The Securities and Exchange Commission came at ITT Educational Services Inc.’s two top executives with guns blazing three years ago, declaring that CEO Kevin Modany and Chief Financial Officer Daniel Fitzpatrick “engineered a campaign of deception and half-truths.”

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Students Cry for Debt Relief After For-Profit College Collapse, While Executives Admit No Wrongdoing | Market Watch

As a young high school graduate, Joseph Schettler had dreams of working for the FBI or becoming a forensic psychologist. He took steps to make those dreams a reality. Schettler became the first person in his family to go to college, enrolling in the criminal justice program at ITT Tech in 2006 with assurances from the school that he would surely get a job in his field.

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ITT Execs Offered ‘Sweetheart Deal’ | Politico

That’s how lawyers representing defrauded ITT students are describing the settlement reached late last week between the Securities Exchange Commission and two former senior executives of ITT Educational Services Inc., the company behind a troubled for-profit college that shuttered in 2016.

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In Another Injustice For ITT Students, Predatory ITT Executives Get July 4 Weekend Gift While Defrauded Students Left Holding The Bag | Press Release

Late on Friday, it was announced that the SEC had settled its case against former ITT executives Kevin Modany and Daniel Fitzpatrick for cheating the company’s shareholders and operating the company for their own personal financial benefit. The settlement, reached on Friday, July 6 just before the trial was set to start today, lets them walk away with a slap on the wrist.

Top ITT Executives Agree to Fines, Ban From Top Corporate Jobs in SEC Settlement | Indy Star

The top executives of the defunct Carmel company that operated ITT Technical Institute have settled fraud charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Former CEO Kevin Modany will pay $200,000 and former Chief Financial Officer Daniel Fitzpatrick will pay $100,000 to resolve allegations that they concealed ITT Educational Services’ worsening financial condition from investors in the years leading up to the company’s collapse.

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Former executives of defunct for-profit college firm ITT settle fraud charges with SEC | Washington Post

Former top executives at ITT Educational Services, the parent company of defunct ITT Technical Institute, have settled fraud cases with the Securities and Exchange Commission, avoiding a trial slated to begin Monday. A judgment order entered Friday puts to rest civil fraud charges filed in 2015 against former ITT chief executive Kevin Modany and former chief financial officer Daniel Fitzpatrick for allegedly deceiving investors about high rates of late payments and defaults on student loans backed by the company.

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Court Tells Department of Ed to Stop Debt Collections for Defrauded Borrowers | Inside Higher Ed

A federal district court this week ordered the Trump administration to halt collections on loans held by former Corinthian Colleges students while it sorts out the legality of a system to provide partial debt relief to borrowers who were defrauded or misled by their institution.

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Judge Expands Order Blocking DeVos Partial Loan Forgiveness Policy | Politico

A federal judge in California is expanding the number of former Corinthian Colleges students who will receive a temporary reprieve on their federal student loans amid an ongoing legal challenge to the Trump administration’s loan discharge policies.

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Judge Rejects DeVos’s Interpretation of Order to Halt Partial Student Debt Relief Plan | The Washington Post

Tens of thousands of former Corinthian Colleges students can breathe a sigh of relief after a federal judge said late Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Education must stop all attempts to collect on their federal student loans. The decision clarifies the scope of the judge’s ruling in May banning the Education Department from using earnings data to grant partial student loan forgiveness to Corinthian students and halting collection on their federal debts.

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