Report: Former Mich. Public Media Dir. Got Severance For Cooperation In Probe
April 19, 2006 at 6:41 AM (PT)
The DETROIT FREE PRESS' latest report on the scandal at MICHIGAN PUBLIC MEDIA alleges that the former director of the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN's radio and TV operation was paid over $108,000 in severance in exchange for his cooperation in the criminal probe of company employees and his agreement not to sue for age discrimination.
DONOVAN REYNOLDS resigned MARCH 1; he had reported suspicious business practices to officials in the FALL and testified last week at the preliminary exam for former Deputy Director MICHAEL COLEMAN (now at WDET/DETROIT) and former AE JEREMY NORDQUIST, who are charged with embezzlement for allegedly accepting bartered items and services traded out for underwriting mentions. A third defendant, former Development Dir. JUSTIN EBRIGHT, pleaded no contest to one count of embezzlement less than $20,000.