Labor & Employment

Longtime Law School Registrar Keeps Quinnipiac Job Despite Criminal Conviction

Sentenced last week to home confinement, three years of probation and restitution for federal mortgage fraud and tax crimes, a longtime registrar at Quinnipiac University Law School avoided prison time with the help of faculty and student testimonials.

Among those who spoke on behalf of Mary Ellen Durso, 54, at the sentencing hearing in New Haven was Dean of Academics David King, who said she was not only critical to the smooth operation of the school but has helped counsel students struggling with personal issues, reports the Connecticut Post.

Although a law school representative declined to comment at that time concerning Durso’s employment status, the Hartford Courant is now reporting that she has kept her job, relying on information from a student newspaper, the Quinnipiac Chronicle.

“I have conducted a careful review of the situation and continue to have complete confidence in Dean Durso’s ability to perform her duties here responsibly,” law school Dean Brad Saxton said last week in an e-mail last week in an e-mail to the academic community.

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