DocGo’s CEO resigns after reports his educational history was falsified

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – The CEO of DocGo, the company tasked with serving asylum seekers housed in New York state, has resigned after a newspaper reported that he lied about his educational history.

CEO Anthony Capone submitted his resignation the day after The Albany Times Union reported this that his professional bio stated that Capone received a degree in artificial intelligence from Clarkson University. The university confirmed to the newspaper that Capone did not receive such a degree and was never enrolled there.

DocGo explained Capone’s resignation in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission received from Nexstar’s WTEN on Friday. DocGo is a listed company.

According to the filing, Capone will be replaced by the company’s president and chief operating officer, Lee Bienstock.

The Times Union first reported the discrepancy in his biography on Thursday.

DocGo has come under scrutiny for its handling of the influx of migrants seeking asylum in New York. A state investigation into security firms hired by DocGo to protect migrants at hotels found that many guards, including more than a dozen in Erie County, were deployed without proper authorization and in apparent violation of state law.

In August, it was reported that the New York Attorney General’s Office was investigating the company over its handling of the asylum seeker situation.

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