ASU reacts after Alabama AG's office confirms criminal investigation closed

ASU reacts after Alabama AG's office confirms criminal investigation closed

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama State University issued a statement Tuesday afternoon reacting to news that a 2012 criminal investigation by the Alabama attorney general's office into the university has concluded. Acting Attorney General Chris McCool confirmed the investigation into alleged wrongdoing at has been closed.

The AG's office released the following statement:

(This statement is being issued in response to media inquiries regarding substantial information put in the public domain by other governmental agencies related to the investigation of ASU by the Attorney General's Special Prosecutions Division (SPD).)

Alabama State Interim-President Leon Wilson reacted to the closure of the FSS audit saying "a great stone has been lifted off Alabama State University today".

His full statement reads:

"A great stone has been lifted off Alabama State University today as Acting Attorney General Chris McCool announced that after evaluating all the data and information assimilated by Forensic Strategic Solutions (FSS) in what is known as the FSS Audit -  that he is closing the entire proceedings because the special grand jury that was empanelled to review the "so-called" audit findings declined to act on any allegation.

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