UNC academic scandal: ex-prof to plead not guilty
A defense attorney says a former professor at the center of an
academic scandal involving athletes at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill will plead not guilty to a felony fraud
Julius Nyang’oro, a former chairman of the school’s Department
of African and Afro-American Studies, is accused of receiving
$12,000 for a lecture course while holding no classes.
After an initial hearing Tuesday, attorney Bill Thomas said
Nyang’oro would plead not guilty. He says it was an ”unfortunate
decision” to charge Nyang’oro.
A trial date of Dec. 17 was set for Nyang’oro, who turned
himself in to authorities earlier Tuesday. He was released on
He could face up to 10 months in prison if convicted. The
university said it recouped the $12,000.