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The operation was run by a disbarred attorney from his Las Vegas home and "a GAO investigator ordered those bogus degrees in the name of Sen. Susan Collins (R) of Maine, who had commissioned the agency to investigate the ease of purchasing such degrees."
- Lexington University, a dormant institution purportedly located in Middletown, New York, which is different from Lexington College, a regionally accredited institution
- Armour, Stephanie (2003-09-28). "Diploma mills insert degree of fraud into job market". USA Today. Retrieved 5 November 2010.