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Report details mistakes by UH in handling of planned concert

August 25, 2012
The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - A heavily redacted report by a law firm on a canceled Stevie Wonder concert meant to benefit University of Hawaii athletics details numerous missteps, including not questioning a $200,000 wire transfer.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser obtained the report through the open-records law. The newspaper reported Friday that the law-firm report says a student prepared documentation for the wire transfer and cancellation insurance wasn't obtained.

The university is trying to recoup the $200,000 and says it is a victim of fraud in the botched concert, which was canceled after officials learned neither Wonder nor his representatives knew about the event.

Former athletic director Jim Donovan has since been given a new position in the Manoa chancellor's office. The university has appointed a committee to search for his replacement.



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