State Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas announced last week that he has sued a Dallas-based group of 13 private schools and their operators, saying they marketed and sold fraudulent diplomas and transcripts.
Students paid up to $500 for the diplomas, says the lawsuit, and were falsely told the diplomas would help them get into colleges, universities, and the military.
The lawsuit alleges that Eddie Minnieweather of Dallas and six other people ran a group of diploma-mill high schools in strip malls and office space across North Texas. The schools’ officials could not be reached for comment.
A version of this article appeared in the August 26, 2015 edition of Education Week as Texas Attorney General Sues Alleged Diploma Mills