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Defunct Career College’s Founders Get Jail in Fraud Case

A federal judge in Ohio has sentenced the co-founders of a defunct career college to jail for their roles in a fraud involving millions of financial-aid dollars, the Canton Repository reported.

John Richard Ceroni and Adale M. Ceroni pleaded guilty last year to charges related to mail fraud and money laundering. They were accused of buying fake high-school diplomas for students they had recruited to attend Carnegie Career College, then using the documents to apply for financial aid on the students’ behalf.

Judge Patricia A. Gaughan of the U.S. District Court in Cleveland sentenced Mr. Ceroni to 69 months in prison and Ms. Ceroni to 55 months in prison.

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