The Justice Department recently reached a $95.5 million settlement with Education Management Corp. to settle claims that it “illegally paid recruiters and exaggerated the career-placement abilities of its schools,” ABC News reports. Education Management Corp. also agreed to forgive loans it made to more than 80,000 former students, to the tune of $102.8 million.

The significance of this case lies in not only the enormous settlement value, but also in the fact that the illegal actions of the enrollment company were exposed by its existing employees. Whistleblowing recruiters, who were trained to deceptively enroll students in trade school and college programs, initiated the suit, showing that  illegal practices should never be a part of an employee’s job description.