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Flanagan Hopes To Avoid Disorderly Conduct Trial

Wed, 28 May 2014 13:21:05 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

There will be no movement on the criminal charge against former ISU President Tim Flanagan for perhaps another month. A McLean County Judge has set another pre-trial hearing for Flanagan's Disorderly Conduct case for June 30th. Flanagan's Attorney Steve Skelton says Flanagan may eventually issue a written statement.


Skelton says, though, the goal is to avoid too many more court appearances. He says Flanagan wants to avoid a trial.

The case stems from a confrontation over a lawn aerating cleanup job last December outside the official ISU residence. R. Patrick Murphy alleges Flanagan angrily confronted him, brushed against him, and that Flanagan's spittle landed on Murphy. The incident was a contributing factor in Flanagan's abrupt resignation as University President. The judge in the case has also waived the requirement that Flanagan appear at the end of June unless something important happens in the case.

Flanagan asked for the waiver to avoid the cost of travelling to Bloomington from out of state.

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