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Mon February 4, 2013
LSU Ex-Staffer Says She Was Fired For Report
An LSU faculty member claims she was fired after reporting what she called the School of Art's theft of more than $75,000 from students.
In Margaret Herster's lawsuit filed in state District Court, the digital art instructor says the art program illegally charged students course fees that hadn't first been approved by the Legislature as required by law.
The Advocate reports the lawsuit also alleges School of Art administrators routinely misused other funds, spending the money on iPads, Apple computers, scanners and other accessories for faculty members rather than for classroom materials.
LSU System President and Baton Rouge Chancellor William Jenkins said they couldn't comment because of the pending litigation.