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Former ISU president charged with misdemeanor

Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:00 p.m. CST

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Illinois State University's ex-president is facing a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for an altercation with another former employee.

The McLean County State's Attorney's Office says Timothy Flanagan was charged Tuesday. That came three days after he resigned from the school in Normal while under scrutiny for allegedly assaulting a former grounds crew employee during a dispute about the care of the president's lawn.

In a statement, prosecutors say Flanagan "yelled insults at the employee and continued to do so even while inches away from his face and flailing his arms around in a manner which alarmed and disturbed (the man)."

Flanagan has previously denied any wrongdoing.

His attorney, Stephanie Wong, says her earlier review of the matter leaves her confident Flanagan did nothing wrong. Wong declined further comment.

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