Texas A&M campus. (File photo)
BRYAN (November 11, 2010)—A former Texas A&M University administrator who admitted he padded his resume has been fined after pleading guilty to a fraud charge.
Alexander Kemos, who resigned in June, on Wednesday pleaded guilty in Bryan to a misdemeanor charge of using a fraudulent, substandard or fictitious degree and was fined $2000.
He also must pay court costs.
Kemos attorney Jim James says his client admits adding to his
resume in violation of the law and regrets the incident.
James says the 50-year-old Kemos also says no one at A&M knew of the false portions of his resume.
Kemos, who was hired in 2009, was senior vice president for
He falsely claimed to be a former Navy SEAL with advanced degrees from Tufts University.
The incident has sparked Texas A&M to more closely audit its hiring practices.