Head of Illinois nonprofit cooperating in U of L grant probe
Corporation got most of money
The director of the defunct Illinois nonprofit that received the bulk of a $694,000 federal grant being investigated at the University of Louisville is cooperating with investigators, his attorney said [Friday].
Thomas D. Schroeder, of Illinois, was also on U of L's payroll from 2005 to this April as a research assistant to Robert Felner, the former dean of U of L's College of Education and Human Development at the center of the investigation.
Schroeder "hasn't been charged, and I doubt he will," said Herbert Schultz, his attorney in Rock Island, Ill. He declined to comment further.
U of L documents show Felner arranged approval for Schroeder's nonprofit corporation -- the National Center on Education and Prevention Inc., based in Port Byron, Ill. -- to provide and administer education surveys as a subcontractor. Its contracts with U of L totaled $450,000.
But according to the Illinois secretary of state's office, Schroeder's corporation was involuntarily dissolved March 1, 2006 -- a year before the U of L deal was struck -- after it failed to file its 2005 annual incorporation report...