Monday, August 9, 2021

Meanwhile at the Faculty Ethics Committee


One math lesson Prof. Edward C. Ennels taught at Baltimore City Community College was, according to prosecutors, pretty simple: $150 for a C; $250 for a B; and $500 for an A.

And in some courses, an A could go for as little as $300.

Over the course of seven months last year, Mr. Ennels, 45, solicited bribes from 112 students, and received 10 payments from nine students, totaling $2,815, the Maryland attorney general, Brian E. Frosh, said in a statement on Thursday.

In another scheme, Mr. Ennels sold online access codes that enabled students to view instructional material and complete assignments, prosecutors said. From 2013 to 2020, he sold 694 access codes for about $90 each.

Awesome. But this is my favorite part:

Mr. Ennels, a professor at the college for 15 years who served on the faculty senate’s Ethics and Institutional Integrity Committee, pleaded guilty on Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court to 11 misdemeanor charges, including bribery and misconduct in office, according to prosecutors and online court records.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with all but one year of the term suspended and to be served in a local jail. He was also ordered to pay $60,000 in restitution and will be on probation for five years upon his release.
Just the man for the average ethics committee. It's a wonder they didn't make him chair.


Shadow said...

So Mr. Ennels was running a kind of diploma mill inside a public education nonprofit institution. Not even one of those for profit educational institutions? And all that criminal activity -- a criminal enterprise -- and only misdemeanors? I know what I want to be when I grow up.

Anonymous said...

And how much jail to those who paid?