Officials begins review process of misconduct report

The majority of the academic-fraud report was turned over to the University’s Office of the General Counsel for review Tuesday.
Donald Lewis, a Minneapolis lawyer, and Michael Glazier, a Kansas City attorney, conducted the eight-month investigation.
The University launched the men’s basketball probe after Jan Gangelhoff, a former academic tutor, said in March that she had written more than 400 academic papers for men’s basketball team members.
The final version of the report will be turned in to University President Mark Yudof on Nov. 10, said University spokeswoman Amy Phenix.
University officials are expected to release the report’s findings in about three weeks.
Yudof banned the men’s basketball team from postseason play last week and might impose other disciplinary measures after reviewing the final report.
Some feared the report’s completion would be delayed after former academic counselor Alonzo Newby said Friday he would speak with University investigators in exchange for $132,000 and civil indemnification.
He claims former men’s basketball coach Clem Haskins promised him that amount for the final three years of his contract.
Yudof said Saturday the University will not pay Newby for his testimony. Newby was fired in June for refusing to cooperate with the academic-fraud investigation.

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