DSU athletics official convicted in checks case

March 19, 2009 6:38:59 AM PDT
A Superior Court jury has convicted a former Delaware State University athletics official of writing bad checks totaling $83,000.

DeChanta Knox was found guilty of three felony counts on Wednesday and she faces up to two years in prison on each, a possible fine and a restitution order. Sentencing was set for May.

Knox signed a plea deal to misdemeanor charges but then asked for a trial on Tuesday.

DSU officials say Knox resigned as special assistant to the president for athletics in February. She was hired in October, two months after she was charged. 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.

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

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