Kentucky: Indicted former UofL dean wants trial moved from Louisville

by E Wayne Ross on May 3, 2009

Courier-Journal: Felner’s lawyer wants trial moved from Louisville
Media coverage called prejudicial

The lawyer for Robert Felner, the former University of Louisville education dean accused of misusing grant money and other funds, says his client cannot get a fair trial in Louisville and has asked that the case be heard in either Paducah, Bowling Green or Owensboro.

Felner and a colleague, Thomas Schroeder of Port Byron, Ill., pleaded not guilty in October to federal charges of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and defrauding the Internal Revenue Service. Both are free on bond.