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Arkansas college's finances evidence at kickback trial

Grant timelines draw U.S. focus

By Doug Thompson

This article was originally published April 19, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated April 19, 2018 at 10:46 a.m.

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Ecclesia College received a $50,000 state grant before it even applied for the money and another $50,000 grant after the deadline for accepting applications had passed, according to federal court testimony Wednesday.

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JMort69 says... April 19, 2018 at 7:42 a.m.

I don't think anyone "persuaded" Bob Ballinger, one of the grant sponsors, to be the title attorney for the closing of one of the properties acquired with the allegedly illegal grants. I think his own association with this debacle was that determining factor. And, his need for money. After all, he couldn't even manage to hold on to his family's home, which was lost to foreclosure after defaulting 5 times in 5 years. And, at one point this supposed "college" had a whole 130 students. WOW! Its a wonder that the Ivy League schools didn't ask them to join their coalition. Have you seen this place? The whole thing looks like a scam. And, pity the poor, gullible parents who spent money to send their kids to this ridiculous school. Let this be a warning to parents. If you want to teach your religion, do it at home. Send your kid to a real school. Let them experience life for themselves because, one way or the other, they are going to make their own decisions. And, you won't end up having spent your money on a worthless education at a college in which all the staff ends up in federal prison. Looking forward to Ballinger's testimony and hoping he's caught in many lies.

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TimberTopper says... April 19, 2018 at 2:11 p.m.

Maybe it would help if Rupert would have metal Ten Commandments stamped out so the Legislators could wear them around their necks like dog tags, as a reminder of the one about stealing.

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