HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced an agreement on Wednesday with a Houston-based entity that allegedly falsely claimed to be an accredited educational institution.
Abbott previously filed an enforcement action against Lincoln Academy and related entities for allegedly issuing diplomas despite not having the accreditation to do so. He cautioned educational institutions to review purported high school transcripts issued by online entities that lack nationally-recognized regional accreditation. Such purported schools allegedly permit students to complete degrees in a matter of days or hours with minimal coursework.
Under the terms of a final agreed judgment, the defendants must shut down the Lincoln Academy website, the Lincoln Academy social media page and any affiliated websites. The defendants must also stop advertising, decline to accept new students and wind down all operations. Lincoln Academy and the other defendants must provide more than $1.4 million in compensation to victims.
Other defendants involved in the judgment were Charles Lubbat, David Lubbat, Catherine Lubbat, Nancy Lubbat, Constandi Lubbat, National Home School Accreditation of America, High School Diploma Online, the Charles Lubbat Special Trust, the David Lubbat Special Trust and Momentive Group LLC. Rylex LLC, doing business as Brownstone Academy, and Nyloc Enterprises, doing business as National Home School Accreditation of America, were also named as defendants.