Owner of For-Profit College Hired PI to Follow Reporter

November 2, 2015

A for-profit college owner hired a private investigator to follow a Miami Herald reporter who has written critical articles about the sector, according to court documents given to the South Florida newspaper.

The paper learned last week that reporter Michael Vasquez had been followed by a private investigator hired by Ernesto Perez -- the founder and majority owner of Dade Medical College. The situation was brought to light following a lawsuit by the private investigator against Perez for allegedly failing to pay the $4,971.87 contract.

Vasquez began covering the college's business practices in 2013.

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