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Posted: Mar 25, 2014 5:35 PM

Updated: Mar 25, 2014 5:36 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Embattled University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall Jr. accused System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa of dereliction of duty for not moving against UT-Austin President Bill Powers and Powers' finance chief.

The allegation is contained in a several bitter emails by Hall obtained by the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1p2pSqG ). Cigarroa announced his retirement from the chancellorship last month and said the ongoing political strife between some regents associated with Gov. Rick Perry and Powers loyalists among university supporters was no factor.

In his emails, Hall accused Cigarroa of turning a blind eye to what Hall alleged was false testimony to the select committee by Powers and his finance chief, Kevin Hegarty. A UT spokesman told the Chronicle that both stand by their testimony.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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