Couple sued over alleged exam scam

July 27, 2009 4:01:19 PM PDT
The Texas attorney general's office has filed suit against a suburban Dallas couple, accusing them of scamming college entrance applicants and their families with their entrance exam prep kit. The lawsuit names as defendants James Joseph Stuart and his wife, Frances Stuart, both of Cedar Hill, and their SAT and ACT Prep Center.

The lawsuit alleges that the Stuarts' business marketed a CD ROM of test preparation materials for parents of college applicants for $120. The AG's staff says the same materials were outdated and available elsewhere for $10 or less.

The lawsuit says the state attorneys will ask a Dallas County state district judge to order the Stuarts to make restitution and to pay civil penalties of up to $20,000 per violation.

The Stuarts' attorney Mark Hill of Dallas says his clients deny any "intentional or systematic wrongdoing" and expect to be exonerated.

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