RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — 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 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Chancellor Carol Folt has 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 (1.8 kilograms) 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.
Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com