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Check trial begins for DSU athletics official

March 19, 2009 6:38:48 AM PDT
The trial in the felony bad check case against the acting head of the athletic department for Delaware State University has begun. DeChanta Knox apparently had apparently signed a plea deal Tuesday but changed her mind and asked for a trial.

The charges are unrelated to Knox's position at DSU and the checks were written before she was named to temporarily oversee the athletic programs.

Prosecutors say Knox borrowed $33,000 from a Bear-based business in 2007 and promised to pay the money back a short time later with $7,000 in fees. But three checks she wrote to Avid bounced.

Knox's attorney says there was no written loan agreement and that the deal involved a business called DPK Services, not Knox.

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Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com

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