The Department of Justice has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against the Education Management Corporation which operates for-profit colleges in numerous states including the Art Institute, Argosy University, Brown Mackie College and South College. The suit, which was brought by a former employee of the company, under the False Claims Act alleges that the company defrauded the federal government by paying incentives to student recruiters, a practice that violates federal law.
Source: New York Times
Whistleblowers that bring suit under the False Claims Act can retain 15-25% of the money recovered from a company that has defrauded the federal government.
Lexington, Kentucky whistleblower lawyer Robert Abell represents whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases against companies that have defrauded the federal government.