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Fraud sentencing in May for ex-operator FastTrain college

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 09:27:00-04

MIAMI (AP) - The former chief of a for-profit college called FastTrain must wait until May to learn his prison sentence for defrauding the U.S. government in a multimillion-dollar scam.

Alejandro Amor was supposed to be sentenced last week on his convictions for conspiracy and 12 counts of theft of government money. But after a hearing lasting more than two hours, a Miami federal judge reset sentencing for May 18.

The charges carry more than 100 years in maximum prison time.

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.