Wednesday, June 22, 2005

University Dean Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Timothy Van Susteren, a former associate dean at the University of Florida, entered a guilty plea to a wire fraud charge that he diverted $120,000 that was supposed to be paid to the University as support for medical education programs it conduct.  Van Susteren had the vendors send the checks to his home and then deposited them into his personal account -- no one said working for a university makes you good at committing a fraud.  Van Susteren resigned from the school in October 2004 after an internal audit turned up the discrepancy in the program.  An AP story (here) discusses the guilty plea.

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