The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) has seen another top administrator leave in the wake of ongoing questions over alleged financial fraud. A week before he was due to retire, associate dean for academic and student affairs Paul Mehne has been relieved of his duties and placed on paid administrative leave amidst yet another investigation into the school's purported financial misdealings. Early last year, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine dismissed the school's then-president, Dr. John Petillo, following reports that the school had routinely double-billed Medicare and Medicaid for over a decade. The school has also faced challenges over its too-cozy ties to local politicians and business interests. UMDNJ is now overseen by a federal monitor.
To get more background on UMDNJ's problems:
- read this article from The Star-Ledger