LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two southern Kentucky companies are permanently barred from selling or promoting guides to jobs and must surrender a series of bank accounts to the government under a pair of settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.
Career Exams, Inc., and O'Brien Marketing of Bowling Green also have a potential $4.8 million judgment against each of them if they do not comply with all the terms of the civil agreement approved Monday by a federal judge in Kentucky.
The FTC sued Career Exams and O'Brien Marketing in 2012, accusing the company of deceptive advertising for marketing the guides for $120 or more without fully disclosing it has no affiliation with the federal government.
Messages left for the attorneys for O'Brien Marketing and for the FTC were not immediately returned Tuesday.
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