Allentown couple facing lawsuit

March 6, 2008 8:13:07 PM PST
An Allentown couple is facing a civil lawsuit over their foreign-exchange student business. State Attorney General Tom Corbett says Timothy and Tina Sweet diverted more than $100,000 meant to help pay the tuition and expenses of more than 50 students they brought to Pennsylvania.

The couple did business as United Student Exchange and United International Studies, advertising the placement of students in Christian communities.

A spokesman for Corbett says investigators are seeking access to the Sweets' financial records to determine what happened to the money they received.

An attorney for the Sweets hasn't returned a telephone call seeking comment.