The Faulkner County Prosecutor's Office has filed a charge against the University of Central Arkansas's (UCA) former president.
Allen Meadors, who resigned last fall, now faces a misdemeanor charge of solicitation of tampering with a public record over the $700,000 deal he allegedly made with Aramark.
The charge comes after an investigation into a food vendor's offer to give money to UCA in exchange for a contract with the school.
Original story (April 5):
The investigation of a vendor deal, which resulted in the resignation of the University of Central Arkansas President last fall, has been turned over to prosecutors.
According to Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland, Arkansas State Police have turned over the numerous investigation files on a $700,000 dollar deal between Aramark and UCA.
The Board of Trustees understood the $700,000 to be a grant, or gift, to the University to renovate the president's home at the college.
However, President Allen Meadors failed to tell the board the money was contingent upon a contract extension with the company.
Meadors resigned in September 2011 and received more than $500,000 as a contract buyout from the University of Central Arkansas.
When asked if Arkansas State Police made a recommendation regarding charges in the case, Hiland declined to comment.