CUNY Professor Arrested on Fraud and Corruption Charges

Former Medgar Evers professor, Mamdouh Abdel-Sayed, was arrested for allegedly selling students fake certificates after teaching unauthorized healthcare classes, reported the U.S Attorney’s Office on Friday.

“This defendant ignored repeated warnings and allegedly still brazenly abused the name and resources of his college employer to operate what amounted to his own fraudulent trade school on the grounds of the City University of New York,” according a press release sent to the Kingsman. “He allegedly traded on the reputation of Medgar Evers College and pocketed all the fees students paid while undercutting legitimate schooling being performed by his colleagues across the campus.

Abdel-Sayed, 68, of Kearny, New Jersey pocketed at least $1,000 per certificate, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office.On Friday he was charged in Manhattan federal court with fraud, corruption, and obstruction offenses related to his selling of sham Medgar Evers College certificates that purported to represent the completion of health care courses at the College.

He faces as up to 30 years in prison, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

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