Professors From Double-Dipping Case Leave U Of Minnesota

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Two star professors who were investigated for double-dipping salaries at two institutions have left the University of Minnesota.

The resignations of Francois Sainfort and Julie Jacko were announced by e-mail inside Minnesota's School of Public Health in recent days and confirmed by university officials, the Star Tribune reported Wednesday.

General Counsel Mark Rotenberg told the newspaper Tuesday that the professors, who are married, faced pending disciplinary charges when they left, but he couldn't give details because they are no longer employees. He said he was under the belief that neither professor received or will receive severance pay.

Sainfort and Jacko declined to comment on why they left or what they will do next.

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