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Vote shuts off testimony on deficit at UA

2 set to speak, but legislators accept audit, end meeting

Posted: December 14, 2013 at 4:19 a.m.

Brad Choate, former vice chancellor for advancement at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, packs away a notebook decorated with a “thrown under the bus” theme Friday after the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee accepted an audit report without hearing from him about the division’s deficit.

Two former fundraising administrators for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville who have been blamed for allowing a $4.2 million deficit to accumulate showed up Friday at the state Capitol expecting to tell their version of events.

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