American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit

The firm represents investors who purchased or otherwise acquired shares in the American Public Education, Inc. (“APEI” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: APEI).  Plaintiffs and class members suffered damages when APEI issued materially false and misleading statements related to the Company’s business and operations including but not limited to: (1) artificially inflating results by fraudulently inducing students to enroll in the Company’s scholastic and educational programs and engaged in other manipulative recruiting tactics; and (2) materially overstated the Company’s growth prospects by failing to properly disclose that defendants had engaged in illicit and improper recruiting activities.


On or about August 5, 2010 the United States General Accounting Office (“GAO”) released a report which concluded that for-profit educational institutions like APEI and other for-profit educational institutions had engaged in an illegal and fraudulent course of action designed to recruit students and over-charge the federal government for the cost of said education.  Following the release of the GAO report, the U.S. Department of Education initiated an investigation of APEI’s practices and shares of APEI collapsed, falling almost 40% in one trading day.


If you purchased or otherwise acquired shares in APEI between August 1, 2009 and August 5, 2010 (the “Class Period”), and either lost money on the transaction or still hold the shares, you may wish to join in this action as Lead Plaintiff.  In order to do so, you must meet certain requirements set forth in the applicable law and file appropriate papers no later than October 12, 2010.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Gilman Law, LLP by completing our free consultation form, or by email at, or by calling toll-free (888) 252-0048.





Last Updated (Thursday, 28 October 2010 08:55)