This week’s LEO provides a nice re-cap and several new details in the long and ongoing story of craziness surrounding Robert Felner.
Writer Christopher Hall raises the question about history repeating itself and we’re pretty sure you’ll think that it does– or that university administrations are half-incompetent– after reading everything he lays out.
We learn that the federal investigation involves more than the $694,000 grant that we have repeatedly harped on, faculty came forward to be interviewed for the story but did so anonymously for fear of later reprisal, UofL’s administration potentially ignored reports of grant mismanagement as early as 2006 and no one from the university administration that hired Felner bothered to find out why he was canned at UIUC 20 years ago.
You should definitely read the Hall’s story in its entirely. But first, some choice excerpts.
The U.S. Attorney says the investigation is about more than the No Child Left Behind grant that the Courier-Journal perpetually reports on:
When asked if the investigation is focusing primarily on the alleged mishandling of $450,000, or if additional money is in question, Huber simply repeats his statement that “other threads of this issue” are being looked into as well.
Read the rest of the juicy details after the jump…