Dr. Sally St John, The Center For Holistic Rehabilitation; ripoff Fraud Alert: Intentionally uses invalid diploma mill PhD degree from the unaccredited LaSalle University; unethical; dishonest; unprofessional; con-artist Las Vegas Nevada
Sally St. John, a Las Vegas based counselor w fraudulently uses a Phd credential from a well known diploma mill called LaSalle University, that was located in Mandeville Ohio, and closed by the FBI.
She has been confronted by several journalists and a local television station, and has intentionally lied, defending a PhD that is not worth the paper it's written on.
Dr. John Bear, noted authority on distance learning and diploma mills (http://circledance.tripod.com) commented on a rebuttal made by St. John on the internet. Here is St. John, in her own words, defending her diploma mill degree, with Dr. Bear responding to each comment:
SSJ I *earned my doctorate degree from 1993 - 1996 at LaSalle, which was at the time the oldest accredited extension program in the united states.
SSJ It was closed in 1997 for It fraudulent behaviors that were apparently going on at the campus.
SSJ I was made aware of LaSalle's fraudulent behavior through a letter which I received from the attorney general's of Louisiana after I graduated from LaSalle. This alerting me to the goings on and to the fact that I may be entitled to participate in a class action suit against LaSalle.
SSJ I was livid! I hired my own attorney to pursue legal action against LaSalle only to find out, that despite the diplomas issued in 1997 and later, the diploma that I earned still held the minimum regional accreditation
SSJ and was, and is considered legal and valid,
SSJ although it's from a school that I'd rather not be associated with, for obvious reasons that were beyond my control and awareness. And when I say I earned my degree, I mean it. I read the books, did the research, conferenced with my advisor(s), and published my professional paper under the strict guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association which my advisors had me follow (before they quit.)
SSJ Despite the three years of hard work and dedication, and much to my dismay, my Ph.D. stands as 'valid,' despite their manipulation and lies. I am not able to sue La Salle for the damage I continue to encounter as a result of their tainted reputation, which I knew nothing of, and came AFTER I graduated and separated myself from that school. I am proud of the work I did to earn my Ph.D.
SSJ I worked hard. I fought for it. I can't speak for those who came after me and who damaged it for the rest of us. According to my attorney, (who would have gotten paid handsomely if we could have sued LaSalle) there was nothing we could do because me degree somehow came in under the wire and it still holds. I wish the school I got it from had a more ethical president in 1997. I understand that they are repairing and rebuilding their standing.
SSJ I hope for their sake, and for mine, that is the case, but I have no intention of retracting my credentials or needing to do so, for Lion Television or anyone else. If sometime, somehow, by the grace of God (and I secretly hope this happens, to tell you the truth, because this is a pain in the butt for me) some judicial division reverses its decision and decides my Ph.D. is not valid, and decides to award me damages so I can get another one, as well as the damages for this type of inconvenience, which is all I requested in the first place, I would happily drop it, and be off to school again in a heart beat. But until such time, I gotta go to work, and the Ph.D. stands, and I stand by it.
Sally St. John is a dishonest person, who continues to lie to use her worthless degree.
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