South Florida

Fraud Sentencing Delayed for FastTrain College Operator

Sentencing has been delayed for the former head of a for-profit college called FastTrain in a multimillion-dollar U.S. government fraud scam.

A Miami federal judge agreed to postpone the sentencing of Alejandro Amor from Monday until May 2. He was previously convicted of conspiracy and 12 counts of theft of government money.

Amor faces a maximum of about 10 years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. Prosecutors are also seeking forfeiture of $4.7 million in assets from Amor.

A jury convicted Amor of fraudulently getting hundreds of students approved for federal financial aid. Testimony showed FastTrain collected some $35 million in federal aid and loans from 2007 to 2012.

FastTrain had campuses in South Florida, Tampa, Jacksonville and Clearwater.

Amor's attorney had contended the fraud was caused by rogue employees.

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