Kentucky: Form U of Louisville education dean Robert Felner surrenders and is arrested; Faces up to 75 years in prison and nearly $3 million in fines

by E Wayne Ross on October 23, 2008 Robert Felner to surrenders and is arrested

Fox 41 News has learned that the former U of L dean accused of embezzling more than two million dollars surrendered to authorities Thursday afternoon. Robert Felner was then arrested and the U.S. attorney’s office says Felner will be formally charged later this afternoon.

Felner and a partner were indicted on charges of embezzling $1.7-million from the University of Rhode Island, and $576,000 from the University of Louisville. Authorities say Felner used federal grant money for his personal spending.

Felner faces up to 75-years in prison if convicted and nearly $3-million in fines.