Audit of Arkansas State University sent to prosecutor

Audit of Arkansas State University sent to prosecutor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT/AP) - The Arkansas Legislative Audit is turning over to a prosecutor a review of the Arkansas State University System with findings partially related to the university's former chancellor and his wife.
    
Prosecutor Scott Ellington says the legislative audit of the Jonesboro university will be reviewed. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that findings in the agency's annual audit of the system mirrors those of the system's internal audits.
    
Former chancellor Tim Hudson resigned in August after an internal audit criticized the management of university's study abroad program run by Hudson's wife, Deidra Hudson. Another internal audit shows the former chancellor may have violated a state law in his efforts to get tuition assistance for a family member, and issues of potential conflict of interest involving the couple.

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