NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 23, 1980
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(Studio) Auditing of med school reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Charleston, SC) Med. University of South Carolina featured. Funding sources reported [President of Univ. Dr. William KNISELY - denies corruption.) Employee chgs. of supplies bought at inflated prices and suspected kickbacks noted. [Former Purchasing Agent Robert DENNIS - cites instance of inflated prices.] Disappearance of money from department budgets cited. [Former Department Chairperson, Dental School Dr. Ronald GERUGHTY - speaks of disappearing money.] Fraud unit of General Accounting Office reported investigating university Cut off of federal funds to university said recommended. Knisely said accused. Expensive entertainment said chgd. Loose security procedure for drugs said also chgd. [KNISELY - says before General Accounting Office report, university's problems not unusual.) Knisely said issuing no further comments. Criminal investigations said to begin soon.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell