CPM Represents Whistleblowers in Major Student Loan Fraud Case

CPM’s Niall McCarthy and Justin Berger are representing six whistleblowers in a case against the Marinello beauty school chain for alleged violations of the federal False Claims Act. The case, which was unsealed this month, alleges that Marinello engaged in widespread manipulation of student attendance records, job placement statistics, and student loan processing, in order to maximize federal student loan revenue. The suit alleges that the vast majority of Marinello’s revenues come from taxpayer money, yet the schools have routinely failed to follow Department of Education guidelines.