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ORU, Roberts face lawsuits over misuse of funds

Three former Oral Roberts University professors sued the school and four administrators in Tulsa County District Court on Tuesday, alleging wrongful termination and wrongful causing of one professor’s resignation.

The professors said they lost their jobs because they turned over to administrators a report that alleged the Richard Roberts family extensively spent university money for personal uses. Roberts is ORU’s president.

The lawsuit includes a summary of the report, minus the “more salacious” information, as former professor and plaintiff Tim Brooker said.

The report “poses a real grave threat to the university,” Brooker said. “. . . I fear for ORU’s survival, and if they don’t make some very significant changes administratively, there won’t be an ORU.” ::Read More::



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