Former U of L executives dodge federal prosecution

By on April 20, 2017
The Louisville Cardinal News

By Kyeland Jackson —

The U.S. attorneys office reportedly chose not to prosecute former U of L executives accused of misusing federal funds.

First reported by the Courier-Journal, David Dunn, Priscilla Hancock and Russell Bessette learned of the federal government’s decision Wednesday. Former U of L Foundation Chair Bob Hughes said the U.S. attorney’s decision did not surprise him.

“This was the right decision, and I have always had and continue to have the highest regards for Dr. David Dunn,” Hughes said.

The university did not have a comment at the time of this article.

U of L first revealed FBI were investigating the former executives December 2015, placing the employees on paid leave. By July 2016, Dunn and Hancock earned over $500,000 in paid leave.

Hancock retired Oct. 1. Dunn was released from the university with a $1.15 million agreement.

About Kyeland Jackson

Editor-in-Chief at The Louisville Cardinal.

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  3. Joe M.

    May 6, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Why use a prejudicial word like ” dodge ” regarding a prosecution. It seems obvious they didn’t dodge a damn thing because there was NOTHING that could prove wrong doing. After all these many months of investigation by two different agencies and no indictable offenses found it appears. If this being the case then why does the headline employ the term ” decline ” ? Lot’s of passive-aggressive verbiage here somewhat suggestive of an agenda it seems.

    In being that the investigation was initiated by the University Police Investigator(s) I would have been interested to hear about what information led them to initiate such an investigation and what reasonable suspicion was brought to the table for the F.B.I. to become involved ? With the length of this investigation in the end yielding no proof of criminal wrongdoing I’m wondering if perhaps the Government was in fact initially handed a bill of goods by the initial investigators for reasons unknown ?

    Something smells rotten here but in the end at least the Government did the right thing. The Federal Government anyways.

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