FAMU Seeks Outside Assistance for Investigation

A plan of action is made based on the complaints by FAMU's Interim Inspector General.

At an emergency trustees’ teleconference, the board agrees to have an outside source investigate the June 1 audit.

The report shows a $2.7 million surplus and not the $8 million first projected. Interim General Inspector Michael Brown was placed on administrative leave while conducting his own investigation on the draft audit.

"The reason for going outside of the university is to make sure that whatever disposition's reached, it is not only credible but it's accountable, it's independent, and it's objective. That is the reason for the university's plan of action to take it outside the university."

The university will seek assistance from the Department of Financial Services, the Office of Fiscal Integrity, and the Department of Education's Inspector General.