Rhode Island/Kentucky: Former URI dean indicted in Kentucky

by E Wayne Ross on October 23, 2008

Boston Herald: Former URI dean indicted in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A former University of Rhode Island official has been indicted in Kentucky on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering, mail fraud, conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and income tax evasion, in part for allegations he plotted to embezzle $1.7 million from URI.

Robert Felner was also indicted Wednesday for allegedly mishandling federal grant money in his former position as education dean at the University of Louisville, a job he took after leaving URI in 2003.