Bessent, Alvin E. "Professor Guilty in Fake MD Case," Newsday, 20 October 1985, p. 2.
Michael Kossover, coordinator of LIU's Program in Medical Technology and an Assistant
Professor at LIU for 17 years, has been found guilty of criminal possession of a forged document,
violation of the state education law, and conspiracy. He was one of the owners of a phony degree
from Cetec, Dominican Republic. (He is reported to have paid some $5,700 for his degree.) The
case was brought by the Attorney General's Office as part of its crackdown on degree mills.
This article has it that Kossover is liable for up to 12 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He has
been brought to justice because the state promised action when this whole scandal broke, and
because people are concerned about the quality of medical care.