Florida A&M under criminal investigation; law school dean suspended

[JURIST] A criminal investigation has been launched against Florida A and M University for alleged misuse of taxpayer monies, and interim University president Castell Bryant announced Tuesday that A and M law school [official website] dean Percy Luney, Jr. had been placed on paid leave based on the findings of a payroll audit report. Details of the audit are likely to be released on June 30, according to a school spokesperson. Luney became founding dean of the law school in 2001; it received provisional ABA accreditation in 2004. AP has more. The university and the law school have recently been rocked by a series of financial scandals; several weeks ago administrators stepped in to remove Kentucky lawyer Shirley Cunningham Jr. from the university payroll after he made a $1-million donation for a law school chair which was filled by himself at an annual salary of $100,000plus benefits. The St. Petersburg Times has more.

 

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