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July 5, 2018

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1973: A former Eastern New Mexico University vice president had pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $82,000 from university funds.

Gene Harrell used the money to buy real estate in New Mexico, Colorado and California, authorities said.

He was sentenced to concurrent prison sentences of 2-10 years and ordered to make restitution.

ENMU Board of Regents Chairman Howard Martin of Clovis and university President Charles Meister issued a joint statement pledging increased vigilance in overseeing funds.

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