Prosecutor asks Ark. state police to look at UCA
|Updated: 9/22/2011 4:07 pm
||Published: 9/22/2011 3:30 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Prosecutors have asked the Arkansas State Police to launch a criminal investigation at the University of Central Arkansas after a proposed $700,000 donation cost the school's president his job.
Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland told The Associated Press he asked authorities to look into the matter on Thursday.
Allen C. Meadors resigned from the University of Central Arkansas earlier this month after he failed to tell school trustees that a proposed donation from Aramark to renovate his university-owned home came with strings attached.
Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said an agent will investigate the contract between the school and the food services company.
Hiland says his office will determine whether to file charges after state police finish their investigation.
No charges had been filed as of Thursday.
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