Sunday, May 20, 2018

"SUNY official's astonishing accounts called into question"

Chief of staff at Upstate Medical University not an attorney, but claims to be


His account of the bombing was among numerous astounding claims that he made last October during a 57-minute videotaped speech — titled "Courage Under Fire" — that have been refuted, could not be verified, or are so far-fetched that longtime State Department and other current and former U.S. government officials described them as not credible.

The questions about Garcia's background have recently stoked unrest among a few high-level members of the university's faculty, some of whom have questioned how Garcia, who has very limited experience in the hospital sector, quickly became the right hand to University President Danielle Laraque-Arena and has seen his roles expanded to include overseeing human resources and the campus police force.