Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Morrison: How long will he stay on the UA board? .

NOW THAT AKRON lawyer and University of Akron trustee Jack Morrison has been convicted of two of the 7 ethics charges against him, the next question: Will he do the honorable thing and resign from the Board of Trustees? Until the court ruled against him today, his apologists had argued that he shouldn't have to leave the board because he hadn't been convicted of anything. Well, now you know. What will it be? Will he continue to be indifferent to the discomfort of the other trustees? My hunch is that he will now delay any decision about his relationship with the University , using as an excuse that the conviction will be appealed. God knows how long that would drag out a festering situation for the University.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

He has 30 days to appeal. The funny thing about the case is that the judge did not disregard the evidence, but felt that the State had not completely proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt on the remaining charges. Still, Morrison has the distinction of being the only State University Trustee convicted of ethics violations in the entire state. Congrats!

Fingers said...

Had the state (and the Beacon) really done any research, they would have found that three other properties previously purchased by the university were owned by a person using a fake name and who had provided a Silver Lake Boulevard address curiously similar to Mr. Morrison's.

Anonymous said...

Had the state (and the Beacon) really done any research, they would have found that three other properties previously purchased by the university were owned by a person using a fake name and who had provided a Silver Lake Boulevard address curiously similar to Mr. Morrison's.

Anonymous said...

Abe, there is more to come down the pike. Make some popcorn and lemon-aid and enjoy the show.