— a Colorado judge hit last year with a $3 million verdict for fleecing low-income students;
— lost accreditation this spring over poor educational quality and terrible student outcomes;
— had their CEO, Eric Juhlin, suspended in April from federal contracting by the U.S. Department of Education;
— are being investigated for student loan abuse by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (who does own “AR Management,” which services the Barney schools’ “EduPlan” private student loans — maybe somewhat who worships Ayn Rand?);
— are being sued for fraud by the U.S. Justice Department; and also:
— have received some $2 billion in taxpayer dollars from federal student aid, much of that going straight into Carl Barney’s wallet, funding charitable ventures like his plan to live to age 120.