- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - Four people connected to a now-closed Florida for-profit college are facing conspiracy and theft of government funds charges for allegedly obtaining $6.5 million in fraudulent student aid.

A 15-count federal indictment unsealed Thursday in Miami names the former owner of the Fast Train college, Alejandro Amor, and three admissions officers. Fast Train had locations in six Florida cities before it shut down in 2012 following FBI searches at its offices.

The indictment says Fast Train officials recruited students who were not eligible for federal student aid to apply for fraudulent Pell Grants and student loans. About 1,300 such applications were completed between August 2008 and May 2012.

Court records did not indicate whether Amor had an attorney. He was scheduled Thursday to make an initial appearance in Miami federal court.

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