The University of Texas School of Law is working to boost its financial oversight after an internal audit found that an ex-employee embezzled nearly $1.6 million.

Former facilities director Jason Shoumaker resigned in 2017 after questions arose about questionable spending at the law school. He was arrested in May of 2018 and indicted later that year on charges of of theft, money laundering and abusing his official capacity. An audit conducted by the university and an outside law firm found that the law school ignored warning signs, failing to flag unusually large payments to vendors or tracking whether paid services were actually delivered.

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