Capitol Network Distance Learning Programs and Stepping Stonez Development, LLC, two separate diploma mills, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that they falsely claimed to be accredited schools. The defendants are banned from marketing or selling any academic degree or certification programs. They also are prohibited from making misrepresentations about any product or service. The FTC alleges that the defendants deceptively claimed that their online “high schools” were accredited and that their diplomas would be accepted by employers, colleges and the armed forces. The defendants face millions of dollars in settlements.

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