SBI wrapping up investigation of UNC Af-Am Dept.
Posted November 15, 2013
Chapel Hill, N.C. — The State Bureau of Investigation has finished making inquiries about possible fraud within the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Investigators expect to release their findings later this year.
After an athletic scandal shone a light on the department, reviews of practices there showed instances of no-show classes, altered grades, plagiarism and other improprieties dating back to the late 1990s. While none of those allegations rose to the level of a criminal offense, the SBI got involved when Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall asked investigators to consider whether former department chairman Julius Nyang’oro committed fraud in accepting pay for classes he did not teach.