A federal court trial against Former Kaplan Higher Education Dean Ben Wilcox began November 30, 2010. The government charges that Wilcox hacked into Kaplan’s computer systems and sent harassing e-mails to Kaplan students, employees and executives. Although Wilcox previously admitted to sending the e-mails, he is now defending on grounds that Kaplan framed him for threatening to blow the whistle on the Company’s fraud. Wilcox is also a plaintiff in a pending lawsuit under the False Claims Act, which alleges that Kaplan inflated student grade and fraudulently increased its enrollment number to obtain additional federal government subsidies. Although Kaplan denies any charges of fabrication of e-mails, the trial is likely to shed light on the details of Kaplan’s aggressive for-profit activities, which have become the target of increased congressional scrutiny.
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