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Lawsuit accuses Louisville president of official misconduct

Lawsuit accuses Louisville president of official misconduct

Bill Stephens

March 1st, 2016

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A veteran compliance officer at the University of Louisville has resigned and accused President James Ramsey and other officials of interfering with his duties of enforcing conflict of interest rules.

News outlets report that Robin Wilcox, a deputy compliance officer who worked 10 years at the university, filed a whistleblower lawsuit Monday against Ramsey and the university.

Wilcox, whose Feb. 26 resignation letter was attached to the lawsuit, says Ramsey “intentionally and knowingly” committed official misconduct to benefit himself and others.

Among his accusations, Wilcox says Ramsey lied by saying allegations of misconduct against two vice presidents weren’t brought to the university’s attention until 2014. Wilcox says Ramsey knew about the complaints in December 2012.

University spokesman John Karman says the university typically doesn’t comment on pending litigation and hasn’t had time to review the lawsuit.

 

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