Education Dean's Fraud Teaches U. of Louisville a Hard Lesson

The former official now awaits trial. Some colleagues say the university should have caught him earlier.

Sam Upshaw Jr., The Courier-Journal

Robert D. Felner (right), a former dean of education at the U. of Louisville, is escorted into a federal building in Louisville by his lawyers in October 2008. That month a federal grand jury indicted Mr. Felner on nine counts of mail fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion for his mishandling of a grant from the U.S. Education Department.
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At the end of 2005, Robert D. Felner was riding high. A well-paid dean at the University of Louisville, he had just secured a $694,000 earmarked grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create an elaborate research center to help Kentucky's...

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