Suicide Ends Investigation of Ex-President

May 25, 2010

An investigation by Nebraska officials into Ben Johnson's expenses during his presidency at Peru State College has ended because the former leader of the institution committed suicide last month, The Journal Star of Lincoln, Neb., reported. The investigation found that he had apparently used about $43,000 in university funds to cover personal expenses. Further, the inquiry found that Johnson had failed to reveal a felony conviction when he applied for the Peru State job. Johnson had recently been hired as interim vice president of enrollment services at Fairmont State University, in West Virginia.

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