Felner Sentenced To More Than Five Years In Prison

By Rick Howlett Former University of Louisville College of Education Dean Robert Felner has been sentenced to 63 months in prison for embezzling federal grant funds. U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson also ordered Felner (in photo, at far right)  to pay restitution totaling some $2.3 million to U of L, the University of Rhode Island […]

Attorney: Felner To Plead Guilty

The attorney for former University of Louisville education dean Robert Felner says his client has entered into an agreement with prosecutors under which he’ll plead guilty later this week in the case involving his alleged mishandling of federal grant money. Felner and a former colleague are accused of defrauding U of L and another institution out of more […]

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former U of L Education Dean Felner

A federal grand jury in Louisville has returned an indictment against former University of Louisville Education Dean Robert Felner, charging him with conspiracy to commit money laundering, mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. Also facing the same charges is Thomas Schroeder of Illinois, a longtime Felner friend and associate. The indictment […]

U of L Panel To Investigate Doctorate Award

University of Louisville President James Ramsey has appointed a committee to look into allegations that a doctorate degree was improperly awarded to a student under the direction of former Education Dean Robert Felner. The school says information surfaced that student John Deasy was awarded a doctorate in 2004, after just one semester of coursework at […]