(AP) — A top manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
is suspended with pay while officials examine his college degrees.
Sources tell The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/OqeItF ) that the degrees former Bergen County Sheriff Jay Alpert listed on his application apparently came from a diploma mill.
newspaper reports Alpert listed master's and bachelor's degrees in
criminal justice from LaSalle University in Louisiana. The now-defunct
distance-learning school closed after its founder was imprisoned on
federal fraud charges in 1997.
Gov. Chris Christie's
administration appointed Alpert to the $110,000 job as a senior manager
in the Port Authority's Emergency Management Office in 2010.
A message left Wednesday afternoon for Alpert at his home by The Associated Press was not immediately returned.