Find Post Investigations On:
Facebook Scribd Twitter
Friendfeed RSS Google Reader
» About This Blog | Meet the Investigative Team | Subscribe
Ongoing Investigation

Top Secret America

The Post explores the top secret world the government created in response to the attacks of Sept. 11.

Ongoing Investigation

The Hidden Life of Guns

How guns move through American society, from store counter to crime scene.

Have a Tip?

Talk to Us

If you have solid tips, news or documents on potential ethical violations or abuses of power, we want to know. Send us your suggestions.
• E-mail Us

Categories

Post Investigations
In-depth investigative news
and multimedia from The Washington Post.
• Special Reports
• The Blog

Reporters' Notebook
An insider's guide to investigative news: reporters offer insights on their stories.

The Daily Read
A daily look at investigative news of note across the Web.

Top Picks
A weekly review of the best
in-depth and investigative reports from across the nation.

Hot Documents
Court filings, letters, audits and other documents of interest.

D.C. Region
Post coverage of investigative news in Maryland, Virginia and the District.

Washington Watchdogs
A periodic look into official government investigations.

Help! What Is RSS?
Find out how to follow Post Investigations in your favorite RSS reader.

Hot Comments

Unfortunately I believe that we are limited in what we can focus on. I think that if we proceed with the partisan sideshow of prosecuting Bush admin. officials, healthcare will get lost in the brouhaha.
— Posted by denamom, Obama's Quandary...

Recent Posts
Bob Woodward

The Washington Post's permanent investigative unit was set up in 1982 under Bob Woodward.


Archives
See what you missed, find what you're looking for.
Blog Archive »
Investigations Archive »

Have a Tip?
Send us information on ethics violations or abuses of power.
E-Mail Us »

Other
Investigations
Notable investigative projects from other news outlets.
On the Web »
Top Picks »

Detroit Mayoral Candidate Questioned on Resume

POSTED: 01:49 PM ET, 03/12/2009 by Derek Kravitz

In countless interviews, ex-NBA point guard and Detroit mayoral candidate Dave Bing claimed to have graduated from Syracuse University in 1966 and received a master's in business administration from what was then called the General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich.

In reality, the Detroit Free Press found, Bing never earned an MBA from what is now called Kettering University.

"I felt I had an MBA for the work I had done in the industry I was in," he told The Associated Press. (In an interview with WWJ Newsradio 950 in Detroit, Bing said the Free Press was "trying to make something out of nothing." But Bing then listened to an NBA promotional video in which he said: "I got an MBA from the General Motors Institute," After listening to it, he said that the claim was "not correct.")

The Free Press also found that the 6-foot-3 former Detroit Pistons star was one course shy from graduation at Syracuse after receiving an "incomplete" in a course in 1966 because he had not turned in a paper (Bing claimed he turned in the paper and never heard anything about it). Bing had to write another paper to fulfill the requirement and received his diploma in 1995, almost 30 years after he had left school.

He repeated the same refrain when asked about the Syracuse degree.

"I never heard another thing on graduation or a degree until '95," Bing said. "I wasn't overly concerned about my degree. I felt I had done all I was supposed to do."

Bing, the 65-year-old founder and chairman of the Bing Group, a steel manufacturing operation and auto supplier in Detroit, is trying to fill the seat of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was forced to resign and spent four months in jail after admitting he lied under oath about an affair with his ex-chief of staff.

By Derek Kravitz |  March 12, 2009; 1:49 PM ET
Previous: Madoff Appears in Court, Cuomo Calls Merrill 'Misleading', Fraud Prosecutions Surge | Next: Madoff To Be One More Aging White-Collar Con

Comments

Please email us to report offensive comments.



Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 

© 2010 The Washington Post Company