Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Retired UNT prof admits to public corruption

© 2007 The Associated Press - June 26, 2007

SHERMAN, Texas — An embezzlement investigation could land a retired University of North Texas professor in federal prison for a decade.

James Jarrett Glass pleaded guilty yesterday in Sherman to public corruption charges.

No sentencing date was immediately set.

Prosecutors say the 63-year-old educator used more than $463,000 worth of public funds and services -- in his private business.

Glass was director of the U-N-T Survey Research Center from 1993 until 2006, when he retired.

He faces a fine of up to $250,000, plus could have to pay restitution to the school in Denton.

A U-N-T spokeswoman says Glass used school facilities, supplies, equipment and staff to do research for his business.

Glass had no immediate comment. He's free on his own recognizance, pending sentencing.

Information from Denton Record-Chronicle

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