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The Obama administration and four states are accusing a private for-profit college corporation of illegally paying recruiters to enroll students, the latest action in an examination of the industry's recruitment techniques and an allegation the company called "flat-out wrong."

The Justice Department and attorneys general of California, Illinois, Florida and Indiana on Monday intervened in a whistleblower suit against Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. Their complaint says the company...

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