When situations go awry in the community, just leave it up to Black Twitter to turn lemons into meme-flavored lemonade. For a recent scandal involving a former Howard University student accused of stealing financial aid money, no joke was left untweeted.
On Wednesday, Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick confirmed six university employees have been fired for misappropriating funds allocated for low-income students. Frederick's announcement came after an anonymous blogger on Medium accused university officials of stealing around $1 million in funds.
In the post, the Medium writer also accused former student employee Tyrone Hankerson Jr. of stealing $429,000 of financial aid money.
Tyrone eventually responded through his attorney in a statement shared by ABC News on Twitter:
“Please know that I have done nothing illegal or wrong. When the truth comes out it will be confirmed that I followed all rules and protocol with the approval of the, then, financial aid officers in any grants, scholarships or awards given to me as a student who attended class all year round and traveled abroad.”
The Medium post has now been suspended.
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