Former UW Oshkosh Chancellor, Vice Chancellor Charged

A pair of former UW-Oshkosh administrators face felony criminal charges in an ongoing financial scandal – which includes a number of building projects. Former Chancellor Richard Wells – along with former Vice Chancellor Tom Sonnleitner were charged in Winnebago County Court Thursday. This is the first time anyone has been criminally charged in the case – which led to the bankruptcy of the university’s private foundation. Both face five counts of misconduct in office – and the maximum penalty for each charge is three and a half years in prison. This comes more than a year after the UW-System sued Wells and Sonnleitner – claiming they funneled taxpayer money into five building projects. Neither the university nor foundation representatives would comment on the charges.