July 30, 2007
Oakland City University Company has agreed to pay $5.3 Million Dollars to settle qui tam claims filed by a former company employee, Jeffrey Main.
Mr. Main was formerly employed by the University, as a director of admissions.
The allegations asserted by Mr. Main, were that the University had engaged in a practice of paying monetary incentives to admissions recruiters for securing enrollments of students.
This practice was in direct violation of one or more agreements between the University and the Federal Government.
As a result of having filed a qui tam action to expose these allegations, Mr. Main is to receive $1.4 Million Dollars, as a reward.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 7/30/07