US federal agents raid Jewish college in Detroit area

July 9, 2015 03:53

US federal agents raided the offices of a Jewish college in suburban Detroit.

On Tuesday, about 15 agents searched the Michigan Jewish Institute, which receives millions of dollars under the federal Pell Grant Program, the daily Forward first reported on Wednesday.The Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Education told the local 7 Action News that the raid was in connection with a department investigation.

The institute, which has about 2,000 students, said in a statement that it was continuing to operate while “cooperating fully with the federal employees.”

Over a five-year period ending in 2012, its students claimed more than $25 million in Pell grants, the Forward reported. Many of the institute’s students are living in Israel and are enrolled in distance and online learning courses.

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