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Mental health boss delays his exit after successor's law degree scandal

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The outgoing boss of the region’s mental health trust has delayed his departure after his replacement was caught up in a scandal over his qualifications.

Mason Fitzgerald, deputy chief executive of the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT), is due to take over as chief executive in April.

But the BBC revealed last week that Mr Fitzgerald had for years wrongly claimed to have a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Georgia in 2000 when he never graduated. This was confirmed by the university.

The NSFT, as well as Mr Fitzgerald’s previous employer, the East London Foundation Trust, is now investigating.........

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