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Bogus Degrees Lawsuit

Online Dallas university that gave cat diploma sued for fraud

An online university that supposedly granted a business degree to a cat has been sued for consumer fraud. The lawsuit was filed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office against Dallas-based Trinity Southern University, a cellular company and the two brothers who run them. Investigators paid 299 dollars for a bachelor's degree for a Colby Nolan - actually a deputy attorney general's six-year-old black cat. They claimed his experience included baby-sitting and retail management. The school allegedly determined Colby Nolan's resume entitled him to a master of business administration degree, which came embossed with Trinity Southern's gold seal. A transcript listed course work and a three-point-five grade-point average.

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