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Fake study program for Israelis in Michigan allegedly defrauded U.S. of $40 million

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By Molly Boigon | 17 January 2020

FORWARD — A Jewish college in Michigan enrolled thousands of fictitious and actual Israeli students in a fake study abroad program as part of a scheme to pocket federal financial aid money, court documents unsealed Tuesday claim.

The documents, which include a complaint filed by a former employee and whistleblower, describe in detail how the Michigan Jewish Institute allegedly defrauded the government of more than $40 million over the course of at least ten years since about 2007.

The government unsealed the records after deciding not to take on the case, but the whistleblower may proceed with her private lawyers, and the Department of Justice may decide to intervene later on. If she wins her case, the government will still collect damages. […]

2 Comments on Fake study program for Israelis in Michigan allegedly defrauded U.S. of $40 million

  1. Most shocking of all is that the government “declined” to take on the case, happy to allow a private company to STEAL $40 million dollars of taxpayers’ money! “Declined”??? I’m sure they wouldn’t have “declined” to prosecute a fake Christian college. Three guesses as to the ethnic identity of the government official who decided to “decline”. Whoever it was should be arrested. It is total corruption worthy of the Third World, and shows that the whole government is run by a mafia, controlled by the criminal collusion of one desert tribe.

    Now, you peasants just try to “decline” paying your taxes, and see what happens…

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