How Jerry Falwell Jr. mixed his personal finances with his university's - 2020-09-04

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F349.png How Jerry Falwell Jr. mixed his personal finances with his university's September 4, 2020, Aram Roston, Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After parting ways with President Jerry Falwell Jr in the wake of personal scandals, Liberty University has hired a firm to investigate "all facets" of Falwell's tenure, including the school's financial and real estate operations.

Falwell, who took over as president of Liberty in 2007 after years as a lawyer handling its real estate interests, intertwined his personal finances with those of the evangelical Christian university founded by his father.

He put his two sons - and their wives as well - on the university's payroll. He arranged the transfer of a multi-acre Liberty facility to his personal trainer. He enlisted a friend's construction company to manage an ambitious campus expansion costing hundreds of millions of dollars.

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{{cite news | first = Aram | last = Roston | author2 = Joshua Schneyer | title = How Jerry Falwell Jr. mixed his personal finances with his university's | url = https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-falwell-legacy-insight/how-jerry-falwell-jr-mixed-his-personal-finances-with-his-universitys-idUSKBN25V27L | work = Reuters | date = September 4, 2020 | accessdate = September 5, 2020 }}