Slade's home searched as part of ongoing investigation

Various media outlets report that police executed a search warrant at the residence of fired Texas Southern University President Priscilla Slade today. Here's KPRC-2's account:

A search warrant was executed Friday morning at Texas Southern University president Priscilla Slade's home, KPRC Local 2 reported.

The Harris County District Attorney's Office issued the warrant as part of a grand jury investigation into a spending scandal involving hundreds of thousands of dollars of state money.

Investigators took photographs of the furnishings, landscape and security system. They are also expected to seize documents.

The Memorial-area home was at the center of a scandal that led to the TSU board voting to fire Slade.

Slade is accused of improperly spending $87,000 to furnish her home, $138,000 on landscaping and exterior improvements, and $56,000 on security related equipment and labor.

"They're looking to document any Texas Southern University property. They had the intent to seize her computer, which is a Texas Southern University computer," Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal said. "One of our investigators got a call from some people at the university that said some documents in the president's office were being shredded. I can't confirm that."

RELATED COVERAGE: KHOU-11, KTRK-13, Chronicle.

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 05/19/06 06:14 PM | Print |

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