New York State Man Faces Up to 15 Years for Practicing Architecture Without Being Licensed or Registered
Paul J. Newman, 49, is the president of Cohesion Studios. He’s also facing charges in three counties for pretending to be an architect. According to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Newman worked on numerous housing projects in the Capital Region despite being neither licensed... View full entry
University of Waterloo School of Architecture's former GM on trial for fraud
A University of Waterloo employee secretly arranged for his mother to be paid $148,000 from the school’s coffers, his fraud trial heard Tuesday. Jeffrey Lederer is charged with fraud, theft and uttering forged documents.
He was employed by Waterloo until 2011, when he was asked to leave his position as general manager of the university’s architectural school.
— CTV News
Although he's no Bernie Madoff, just how does the former General Manager's illegal fund finagling rank in the annals of architectural rip-offs?Here's a tour of recent questionable architectural appropriations:Sean John rips off Pentagram's poster for Yale School of ArchitectureGetting ripped off... View full entry