- The Washington Times - Friday, December 5, 2014

A for-profit college in Florida — now defunct — is under fire for allegedly using strippers and exotic dancers as admissions officers in order to lure students, and pressing applicants to lie on financial aid forms to bolster university coffers.

Alejandro Amor, 56, the former owner of FastTrain College — which operated seven campuses throughout the state but is now no longer in operation — faces lawsuits from federal authorities on criminal charges of allegedly filing the Department of Education out of millions of dollars for false grant applicants, The Associated Press reported. He also faces civil charges from the Florida Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney in Miami, where the college was headquartered.

Mr. Amor and FastTrain are accused of running the scam — which allegedly included the hiring of strippers to draw males to apply to the college — between January 2009 and June 2012, AP said.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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