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Published March 11, 2013, 04:52 PM

Shirvani continues to be under fire

(WDAY TV) -- More trouble for the chancellor of the North Dakota University System.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- More trouble for the chancellor of the North Dakota University System.

It's former top lawyer says he was forced out after clashes with Hamid Shirvani over alleged open meetings violations. Pat Seaworth says Shirvani repeatedly instructed Board of Higher Education staff to circumvent open meetings laws.

Seaworth says he resigned under pressure last November after more than 20 years as a lawyer for the university system. The state Senate recently approved a measure that would provide money to buy out Shirvani's contract.

The Board of Higher Education has scheduled a special Thursday meeting to discuss allegations about illegal meetings.

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