Ex-CEO Sues For-Profit College Co. Over Recruitment Policies

Law360, San Diego (March 4, 2015, 6:43 PM EST) -- The former president of Concorde Career Colleges Inc. on Tuesday accused the for-profit school of using possibly illegal recruitment policies and violating the False Claims Act, alleging in Delaware federal court breach of contract claims and wrongful termination after he tried to stop further violations.

John L. Hopkins, whose three-month tenure ended in mid-November, claims the network of schools requires recruiters to get a set number of students to enroll every week. And a program that tries to steer potential nursing students into less popular careers may violate U.S. Department of Education anti-fraud regulations, according to Hopkins.

"Despite its name, 'career...

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