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Oral Roberts University Settles Wrongful Firing Lawsuit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Oral Roberts University has settled a lawsuit filed by two former professors who claimed they were forced
out after uncovering wrongdoing by the school's former president
and family.

The confidential settlement with Tim and Paulita Brooker came at
the end of court-ordered mediation. It helps bring to a close the
scandal at the Christian school, founded in the 1960s by televangelist Oral Roberts, which led to the resignation of his son, Richard, as president.

Richard Roberts and his wife, Lindsay, were accused of using
university money for shopping sprees, home improvements and a
stable of horses at a time when ORU was deeply in debt. Both denied
wrongdoing.

The school's debt has since been reduced, thanks to a $70 million donation from billionaire businessman Mart Green.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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