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Lisa Hammersly

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Hogs foundation's gifts, grants fall off

Take drops $10.4 million for fiscal ’13

Subscriber onlyContributions and grants to the Razorback Foundation -- the money raising arm for University of Arkansas sports -- dropped by more than $10 million last fiscal year, to $25.8 million, according to the nonprofit's most recent Internal Revenue Service report. Continue reading...

Testimony on UA files to yield no prosecution

Subscriber onlyConflicting testimony under oath to legislators last September by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville's chancellor and the school's former spokesman doesn't measure up to grounds for prosecution, according to a letter released Monday by 6th Judicial Circuit Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley. Continue reading...

Nursing homes pile cash on court races

Fort Smith operator gives $113,000

Subscriber onlyFort Smith nursing home operator Michael Morton and his companies have contributed $113,000 to candidates for the Arkansas Supreme Court -- more than 25 percent of reported donations from all sources, according to a campaign finance analysis by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Continue reading...

6 tell their sides of UA unit woes

Choate says he's scapegoat; Diamond says law ignored

Subscriber onlyFormer University of Arkansas at Fayetteville fundraising division leaders Brad Choate and John Diamond told legislators Tuesday that the state s largest university in the past year has deteriorated into a hostile work environment rife with cultures of cover up and delete and destroy. Continue reading...

2nd panel to look at UA unit

Subscriber onlyA second joint legislative committee will take a shot Tuesday at identifying mistakes that led to millions in overspending by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s fundraising division. Continue reading...

Inmate released in jail mix-up is arrested again

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH — FORT SMITH — Sebastian County sheriff’s deputies Monday arrested a jail inmate who was awaiting a transfer to state prison — four days after they mistakenly released him from jail. Continue reading...

Choate expected to air his side of what caused UA unit deficit

Subscriber onlyBrad Choate, one of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s most successful fundraisers, is expected to talk publicly this week for the first time about how the Division of University Advancement under his leadership last year became mired in a surprise, multimillion-dollar deficit. Continue reading...

4 UA issues under review

Subscriber onlyWashington County prosecutors are investigating four issues related to multimillion-dollar deficits in the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Division of University Advancement. Continue reading...

Panel puts off UA hearing

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Legislative Joint Auditing Committee has postponed until Dec. 13 a second round of hearings into overspending by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville fundraising division. Continue reading...

FBI agent pokes into UA audit’s 4 concerns

Subscriber onlyAn FBI agent who specializes in financial matters has joined a Washington County prosecutor’s team that is investigating concerns that arose in an audit of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s fundraising division. Continue reading...

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