James Armstrong

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James Armstrong was a Scots-born physician who was the ringleader of a group — including his brother Thomas Armstrong, J. H. Randall, and Charles M. Hovey — that incorporated several diploma mills at Chicago, Illinois during the 1890s, inclusive the Illinois Health University, Independent Medical College, Illinois Health University, Scientific Medical College of Chicago, and Metropolitan Medical College, among others, as well as being associated with James H. Longden's Garden City Law School. Armstrong was eventually convicted of mail fraud by a U.S. Federal Court in December 1900, being sentenced to one year in prison, served at the Du Page County jail, in addition to being fined $500, while his sundry corporations were banned from the mails by a fraud order issued by the U.S. Post Office.

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