Again in 2020, former assistant dean of admissions at Texas Southern’s Thurgood Marshall Faculty of Legislation, Edward Rene, was charged with theft by a public servant, for allegedly devising a scholarship scheme that netted him ~$74,000. However that’s removed from the one authorized drawback the one-time dean is dealing with.
As reported by KTRK Information, he’s additionally dealing with costs he induced a minor to have interaction in sexual acts. Court docket paperwork reveal the incident passed off in June of 2018, and that photos of the alleged crime exist.
The alleged sufferer was not related to TSU, however Rene was an worker of the college on the time of the allegations.
The college supplied the next assertion on the brand new costs:
“Edward Rene is a former TSU worker who was instantly reported to the Harris County District Legal professional’s Workplace after studying of the monetary allegations towards him. TSU representatives weren’t made conscious of another unlawful conduct,” a spokesperson stated in an announcement to ABC13.
These monetary allegations concern the scholarship scheme which allegedly noticed him supply scholarships to 2 college students, however the college students acquired funds in extra of the scholarship quantities. The scholars had been then allegedly instructed to reimburse the additional cash — by way of checks, cashier’s checks, or cash orders… made payable to Rene.
Rene’s legal professional has not commented on the extra costs. His subsequent courtroom date is scheduled for March 2023.
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