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Professor falls ill during trial
Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 2, 2005 | DAVID BARRON

Posted on 09/03/2005 3:56:44 AM PDT by Archidamus

Former University of Houston professor Alexander Brown , who is accused of stealing funds from the UH athletic department, was taken from the Harris County criminal courts building on a stretcher Friday after falling ill during his theft trial.

Brown, 58, was taken to a local hospital, and state District Judge Mary Lou Keel adjourned his trial until Tuesday.

Keel was visibly displeased by word of Brown's illness and suggested defense attorney Jolanda Jones was using Brown's health as a delaying tactic. Jones said Brown suffers from a lingering illness exacerbated by the stress of his trial. Details on Brown's condition were not available Friday night.

Prosecutors claim Brown, a professor of African-American studies and an academic adviser to the athletic department before his arrest and dismissal in January 2004, skimmed at least $1,500 from cash he received while returning student-athletes' textbooks to a UH bookstore in December 2003.

Defense attorneys claim the charges are retribution for Brown's threats to report NCAA rules violations at UH.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: academia; crookedbookkeeping; theft
One would think that a professor would be above stealing cash entrusted to his care.
1 posted on 09/03/2005 3:56:44 AM PDT by Archidamus
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To: Archidamus

Everybody knows that one of the many disadvantages that "African Americans" have in this country is their susceptibility to health problems due to centuries of oppression by Da Man. Certainly he can't be held accountable for that, can he? Maybe he can be pardoned.
/s


2 posted on 09/03/2005 4:14:16 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: Archidamus
Brown filed a racial discrimination lawsuit in August 2001 against the University. The lawsuit claimed that Brown met all the qualifications for a higher position for which he had applied, but that he was passed over in favor of a less qualified candidate, who was white.

He dropped the suit in 2002, claiming "The lawsuit had done what I wanted it to do, and that was to tell the world that UH allows some of its employees to discriminate. I got that message out.".

3 posted on 09/03/2005 4:29:07 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Archidamus

COUGAR HIGH PROF STRICKEN BY TRIAL


4 posted on 09/03/2005 4:32:33 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: Archidamus
Prosecutors claim Brown, a professor of African-American studies and an academic adviser to the athletic department before his arrest and dismissal in January 2004, skimmed at least $1,500 from cash he received while returning student-athletes' textbooks to a UH bookstore in December 2003.

I'd also think those students who were reportedly shorted when Brown ran that errand, would be complaining.

5 posted on 09/03/2005 4:36:03 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: Archidamus

DAMN !, I was hoping it was Ward Churchill .


6 posted on 09/03/2005 4:58:12 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (( I.S.L.A.M. ; ) Islam's Spiritual Leaders Advocate Murder .. .. .. ))
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To: Archidamus

Was he fired or did he resign?


7 posted on 09/03/2005 5:57:14 AM PDT by em2vn
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