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May 23, 2019
Former University of New Mexico athletics director Paul Krebs is due in court Friday on fraud, money laundering and other charges. It will be up to a state district judge to determine whether there is probable cause for Krebs to face criminal charges stemming from his use of public funds on a golf trip to Scotland.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former University of New Mexico athletics director Paul Krebs is due in court Friday.

It will be up to a state district judge to determine whether there is probable cause for Krebs to face criminal charges stemming from his use of public funds on a golf trip to Scotland.

Prosecutors have alleged that Krebs tried to conceal a $25,000 donation to cover the cost of the trip. They have accused him of fraud, money laundering, evidence tampering, making or permitting false public voucher and ethics violations.

Krebs has said the golf trip was meant to strengthen relationships with donors and that the university had not planned to pay for the donors’ expenses.

Krebs served as athletics director from 2006 to 2017, when he left amid questions over department spending.

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