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University of New Mexico’s internal auditor has been asking questions about why a former regent never received an award intended for him after an anonymous allegation that another regent had stolen it.
But now UNM’s handling of the complaint – considered “closed” after an initial review – is raising other questions about consistency and whether the university should have instead sent it for an external review as it has done in similar cases.
According to UNM documents obtained by the Journal through a public records request, someone called the university’s compliance hotline last month to accuse Board of Regents Vice President Marron Lee of stealing “an engraved Nambé Lobo head designated as a gift for Jack Fortner” last summer. Lee says there is no veracity to the complaint.