University of Georgia suspends three after financial audit

The University of Georgia has dismissed three employees of the UGA-based Institute of Continuing Legal Education following an audit that found financial improprieties among its staff.

The audit noted several instances of personal use of ICLE resources, including the use of ICLE credit cards for things such as hotel upgrades and extended hotel stays, the purchase of tires for personal cars, and allowing an employee’s children to have and use ICLE cell phones.

The Institute of Continuing Legal Education is a nonprofit consortium of the state bar and Georgia’s law schools, which provides continuing education classes for attorneys, and University System of Georgia money is used to fund ICLE operations.