MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA)- Alabama State's Board of Trustees gave the interim president
of the university the authority, Friday, to provide legal counsel to members of
the university's administration who are questioned during the forensic audit of
the institution's financial dealings.
The board, along with ex-oficio member Gov. Robert Bentley
commissioned a pair of financial examinations of Alabama State University
during a December board meeting. The audits came about after former President
Joseph Silver raised allegations of wrong-doing last November. He described
some financial relationships as "troubling at best and conflicts of interest at
The Chairman of the ASU Board of Trustees, Elton Dean, has
denied that the university has participated in any sorts of dealings.