Well Haiti Said the Medical School Was Okay…


JLF University is not a real school. Or, at any rate, it’s not much of a school. On Tuesday the attorney General of Florida announced a lawsuit against JLF University, Inc. According to an article by Diane Lade in the Sun Sentinel:

State regulators filed a lawsuit against a Miramar nursing school and its affiliates Tuesday after students complained they were falsely told the institution was accredited when it was not, prohibiting them from taking state licensing exams.

JLF University, which has its main offices in Haiti, charged enrollees between $7,000 and $15,000 for a one-year program that included a clinical rotation in Jamaica, according to the Florida Attorney General’s Office, which filed the legal action.

Students still had the option of eventually taking the licensing examination. In order to do so, however, they had to pay $7,000 to transfer to the Green Cross School of Nursing in Miami, which was actually was accredited, according to the suit.

The owner of Green Cross is Aline LaFortune. Her husband, Joseph LaFortune (ah, JLF), owns JLF University.

That’s quite a system there. La Fortune indeed.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer