UNC Fires Professor Convicted Of Drug Charges
RALEIGH — A physics professor who may be released soon from prison in Argentina where he’s serving a sentence on drug charges has been fired by UNC.
The News & Observer reported Chancellor Carol Folt fired 70-year-old Paul Frampton, whom drug agents arrested in 2012 at the Buenos Aires airport. The newspaper filed a public records request to get a copy of the letter firing Frampton.
The letter shows Folt fired Frampton for misconduct and neglect of duty.
Frampton has said he unknowingly carried 4 pounds of cocaine hidden in a suitcase from Bolivia while on a quest to meet a famous bikini model.
His friends told the newspaper that they expect him to return to the United States soon.Did you see something wrong in this story, or something missing? Let us know