UNR Under Investigation By Nevada Attorney General's Office

RENO (AP) - The University of Nevada, Reno is under investigation by the Nevada Attorney General's office for allegations of criminal activity made by several plaintiffs in lawsuits against the school.

The probe began after the plaintiffs met with Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto in April.

Among those at the meeting were Rich Schweickert, a UNR geology
professor, Hussein S. Hussein, a former UNR animal science professor and Lane Grow, a UNR police sergeant.

They left Masto with a 94-page summary of allegations and thousands of pages of exhibits.

The allegations include fraud involving university grants and farm property, embezzlement, forgery, obstruction of justice and perjury.

UNR officials say the investigation is "appropriate," and they have not been informed of the allegations.

The attorney general's office declined to comment.

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