Complaints by former wife's family sent to Churchill panel
Complaints by the family of Ward Churchill's deceased third wife are among the potential incidents of research misconduct on Churchill's part that have been forwarded to a University of Colorado committee for further study.
Rhonda Kelly, the 41-year-old sister of the late Leah Kelly, has received a letter dated Aug. 10 from CU attorney Louise Romero, informing her of that decision.
"Chancellor DiStefano has asked me to advise you that he has forwarded your complaint and the various materials that you sent to him to the Standing Committee on Research Misconduct," Romero wrote.
"Since the committee is very far along in their review, he does not know how this matter will be handled. However, since the chancellor does not do his own research on these matters, and because I do not know how the committee will choose to handle this matter, I would suggest that if you have any further information on your complaint, that you send it to the chair of the committee, Professor Joe Rosse, in care of me."