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Candler Still Faces Deportation

Posted February 20, 2004 12:16 p.m. EST

— North Carolina State University's former diving coach still may be deported for not disclosing his criminal record when he applied for United States citizenship years ago.

In January, a federal judge ruled John Candler could stay in the United States.

The government had until Thursday to appeal. A motion was filed to reopen the case this week.

Candler resigned from his job in December after details of a 1966 child molestation conviction became public.