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US Attorney to Investigate FAMU Grade Changes

November 21st, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

Florida A & M says it has asked the US Attorney to take over the investigation into grade changes. Here is the full release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   Contact:        Sharon Saunders
November 21, 2007                                       (850) 599-3413

FAMU ASKS U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO INVESTIGATE UNAUTHORIZED GRADE CHANGES

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University (FAMU) has asked the U.S. Attorney’s Office to take over the FAMU grade change investigation.

University officials said they believe their involvement would strengthen the university’s efforts to have those involved prosecuted.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office has committed to the investigation.

“We are pleased that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has made this determination,” said Sharon P. Saunders, university spokesperson. “Their involvement will send a signal that we are serious about seeking prosecution.”

On September 18, 2007, FAMU Police Department launched an investigation after discovering that unauthorized grade changes had been made.

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