Judge orders schools to stop fraudulent marketing

Published 10:42 am Friday, September 9, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — A judge has ruled Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business fraudulently marketed and recruited students for its criminal justice program.

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is revoking the schools’ authorization to operate. Hennepin County District Judge James Moore ordered the two schools, based in Woodbury, to stop the fraudulent practices and imposed unspecified penalties.

Attorney General Lori Swanson sued the schools in 2014, saying it enrolled students for criminal justice programs even though it lacked accreditation.

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The schools, owned by the Myhre family, were ordered to pay the state for legal and other costs. Swanson plans to seek restitution for more than 1,000 students affected. The for-profit schools closed its six campuses in Minnesota and Wisconsin while awaiting the court’s decision.