President of online school found guilty of defrauding students

The president of a Kansas-based online university has been found guilty of defrauding more than 200 students nationwide, after he failed to appear at a hearing and respond to charges against him.

Johnson County District Judge Larry McClain found Leslie Edwin Snell guilty of violating the state's Consumer Protection Act for offering degrees from his online correspondence school, Monticello University, without state approval.

Snell had repeatedly failed to respond to court orders to provide information to the state in the case.

McClain ordered Snell to pay a


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