Greenway University in Denver, Colorado – the nation’s first-ever state certified medical marijuana training school – has been suspended from teaching and told to return money to its students. Yesterday the Colorado Department of Higher Education suspended the university, saying they provided false information on their application.
A local TV station obtained a copy of the sworn affidavit that Greenway’s CEO Gus Escamilla signed and submitted, in which he provided the false information.
The application asked, “Has any principal owner(s), officer(s), or any person in a management capacity: Ever been convicted of or pled to a felony or are charges pending?”
Escamilla answered, “No.”
“You checked ‘No’ in the box when in fact you should have checked ‘yes’ instead?” 7NEWS asked Escamilla.
“That’s a true statement,” responded Escamilla.
Escamilla plead guilty to felony grand theft by embezzlement in California in 2000, but says he was under the impression that the charge had been expunged.
It’s unclear what will happen to the university and its students, but the university is planning to appeal the board’s decision. We will bring you more developments on this story as they become available.
via : 420 Times
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