State Senator Speaks Out About ASU Audit Release
A state senator sends a powerful message to Governor Robert Bentley about the governor's release of an audit that shows misuse of money at Alabama State University. The audit and the way it was released has some saying they demand respect from the Governor.
State Senator, Quinton Ross, is asking people to focus on the positive things the university has done. But if the audit is right, legal analysts tell us there could be legal action.
"I say Governor, let our people go... let ASU go!" It's a message state Senator, Quinton Ross, of Montgomery gave during ASU's Bridge Builder's breakfast.
Ross says he's upset because the govenor's office released details of the audit before giving the school's board of directors and administrators a chance to review it.
Ross says no one has approached him about becoming the next president. As far as the accusations about Dean and Wiggins, he says they are innocent until proven guilty.
We spoke with the Alabama Attorney General's office today to see if its moving ahead with any possible criminal charges based on the audit's finding, but the AG's office had no comment.