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MSU Ex-Dean Who Had Oversight of Larry Nassar Sentenced To Year In Jail

William Strampel
Cheyna Roth
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MPRN
William Strampel, former dean of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

UPDATED at 12:30 p.m.: A judge has ordered a former Michigan State University dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar to serve up to a year in jail.

William Strampel learned his fate Wednesday during sentencing in a Lansing courtroom, nearly two months after the College of Osteopathic Medicine's ex-dean was convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office.

He was acquitted of the more serious criminal sexual conduct charge.

The 71-year-old Strampel faced up to five years in prison on the felony misconduct conviction, which stems from a charge he used his public office to sexually harass students. He also was convicted of willfully neglecting to monitor Nassar.

Strampel's attorney recommended probation, citing concerns about his client's health and service to the school, state and nation.

UPDATED at 10:00 a.m.: Sentencing is scheduled for a former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University.

William Strampel goes back before a judge Wednesday, nearly two months after the College of Osteopathic Medicine's ex-dean was convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office. He was acquitted of the more serious criminal sexual conduct charge.

He faces up to five years in prison on the felony misconduct conviction, which stems from a charge he used his public office to sexually harass students. He also was convicted of willfully neglecting to monitor Nassar.

Strampel was the first person charged after Michigan's attorney general launched an investigation in 2017 into how Michigan State handled complaints against Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting patients and possessing child pornography.

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