University investigates housing, dining allegations
(Jan. 6, 2003)
East Carolina University officials announced Friday that they are conducting an intensive investigation of allegations involving university housing and dining operations.
The investigation was initiated on Jan. 2 in response to allegations and evidence provided to university officials, University Attorney Ben Irons said.
Irons said ECU also has reported certain allegations to the State Bureau of Investigation in accordance with state procedures.
The complaints include allegations of embezzlement from the university and solicitation of gifts from vendors.
"It is important to respond quickly and thoroughly to these complaints," Irons said. "East Carolina is determined to take whatever steps are necessary to maintain the confidence of the university community and the public in our operations."
Irons said the investigation should be completed in three to four weeks.