|In 1995 Wright State University dean Frederick Gies was stripped of his duties and accused of taking college funds for his personal use.|
On April 14, 1997, after a two year legal battle, Gies agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.
On June 17, 1997 Gies was sentenced to 10-25 years in prison, but all but six months was suspended.
Background on the Gies case:Gies served as dean of the College of Education and Human Services from 1987 to 1995 when he was relieved of duty and accused of mishandling funds.
Gies was accused of taking subscription money from a professional education journal -- the "Record in Education Leadership", which was launched with public money from WSU -- for his own use.
In his 1997 plea bargain Gies agreed to plead guilty to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first degree felony. As part of the agreement numerous lesser charges would be dismissed and Gies would be ordered to repay WSU $43,559. Gies was sentenced June 17, 1997 to 10 to 25 years in prison, but Judge Thomas Rose suspended all but six months in the Greene County Jail.
Rose also ordered Gies to pay $43,583 in restitution for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and fined Gies $10,000, the maximum allowed.
DDN 3-28-1995, "MISMANAGEMENT CLAIMED AS WSU SUSPENDS DEAN," by Mark Fisher
File created: 4-15-1997; updated 6-18-1997
DDN 6-17-1995, "2 WSU OFFICIALS RELIEVED OF POSTS," by Mark Fisher
DDN 4-15-1997, "WSU DEAN ADMITS GUILT", by Mark Fisher
DDN 6-18-1997, "Ex-WSU dean sentenced," by Mark Fisher.