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University of Illinois law school official charged with theft, misconduct,
September 3, 2009
Authorities say, an assistant business dean at the University of Illinois
College of Law had been charged with stealing $20,000 from a Chicago city
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez says 38-year-old Ming Liu of
Urbana, also known as Ming Liu Bengtsson, was indicted for theft, official
misconduct and forgery.
Liu is accused of stealing $20,000 intended to promote tourism while working
as a project administrator with the city of Chicago's Department of Cultural
Affairs from 1997 through June 2006.
Liu pleaded not guilty Aug. 19, and was released on bond of $10,000.
UI documents show she was hired June 1 as assistant dean for finance and human
resources at the College of Law, at a salary of $115,000. She resigned the
post on Aug. 31.