A Connecticut man on Thursday pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud and aiding and abetting mail fraud in connection with allegations that he operated an online diploma mill that sold some $5-million in bogus degrees, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia said in a news release that James Enowitch, of Cromwell, Conn., made more than $700,000 in profits from the diploma-mill operation. They said that Mr. Enowitch and an unnamed accomplice used at least seven websites to sell fraudulent degrees under names such as Redding University, Glendale University, Suffield University, Greenwood University, and Bryson University.
Mr. Enowitch faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison. He was also ordered to forfeit more than $400,000 in profits from the operation.