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Massachusetts inspector accuses Dobelle of lavish spending

By Craig Gima

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 01, 2014

~~<p>The Massachusetts state inspector issued a detailed and damning report Thursday accusing former University of Hawaii President Evan Dobelle of improperly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of Westfield State University foundation and university funds, and making false statements to the foundation board to justify his &quot;improper actions and wasteful spending.&quot;</p>
<p>In addition to &quot;frequent&quot; personal trips to San Francisco and international destinations, Dobelle's spending included having a portrait of himself painted at a cost to the university of $777, and thousands of dollars for a Nikon camera, Apple laptop and two Kindles that were never turned over to the university.</p>
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The Massachusetts state inspector issued a detailed and damning report Thursday accusing former University of Hawaii President Evan Dobelle of improperly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of Westfield State University foundation and university funds, and making false statements to the foundation board to justify his "improper actions and wasteful spending."

In addition to "frequent" personal trips to San Francisco and international destinations, Dobelle's spending included having a portrait of himself painted at a cost to the university of $777, and thousands of dollars for a Nikon camera, Apple laptop and two Kindles that were never turned over to the university. Login for more...



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