Prof ac­cused in jobs scam

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Bekiem­pis

A MEDGAR Evers Col­lege bi­ol­ogy lec­turer charged stu­dents for off-the-books cour­ses — and then en­cour­aged them to ap­ply for health-care jobs us­ing “sham” com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cates, fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors charged Fri­day.

Mam­douh Ab­del-Sayed, 68, is charged with, among other things, re­ceiv­ing fed­eral funds, so­lic­it­ing bribes and fraud.

Ab­del-Sayed, a tenured lec­turer at the CUNY school, “pur­ported to teach” classes on sub­jects in­clud­ing elec­tro­car­dio­grams, sonog­ra­phy and phle­botomy from 2013 to 2017, the feds said.

He charged up to $1,000 for “sham cer­tifi­cates of com­ple­tion” and kept the money for him­self, the Man­hat­tan U.S. at­tor­ney’s of­fice said.

Ab­del-Sayed, who was ar­rested Fri­day morn­ing, would push stu­dents to use the phony cre­den­tials — which he al­legedly made him­self — for get­ting health-care gigs.

When em­ploy­ment agen­cies asked him to ver­ify the cer­tifi­cates’ va­lid­ity, he told them they were is­sued by Medgar Evers, of­fi­cials claim.

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