First up, Mr. Jones' resume as furnished upon request by the city of Trenton.
On that resume, Mr. Jones lists both bachelor and juris doctorate degrees from Howard University in Washington, DC.
A search done via the National Student Clearinghouse online service revealed the following fact about Mr. Jones:
|Name On School's Records:||NATHANIEL M JONES|
|Degree Title:||No Degree -- Enrollment Only|
|Official Name of School:||HOWARD UNIVERSITY|
|Major Course(s) of Study:||POLITICAL SCIENCE|
|Dates of Attendance:||08/21/1978 to 05/08/1981|
Assuming this information is correct...it indicates that Mr. Jones incorporated some untruths on his resume.
Also on the resume, Mr. Jones states that he was admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania.
This was apparently true. But he doesn't mention that in 1995, his name appeared on the list of attorneys tranasferred to inactive status by order of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and its Disciplinary Committee. (see page 11 of the listing).
While nothing in the NJ Civil Service title description of Court Director specifies that a law degree be required, it certainly appears as though Mr. Jones might have fudged the point of his qualifications.
The fact that the Mack administration doesn't seem bothered about this lapse in truthfulness on the part of an appointee is somewhat indicative if the Mayor's lax approach to ethics.
Jones should be removed and made to repay all the salary he has collected since his appointment.
Mack should be recalled.