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Were professors moonlighting across time zones?

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Two married professors at Georgia Tech are under investigation for fraud and theft after the university discovered they had taken jobs at the University of Minnesota (U of M) while continuing to collect paychecks from Georgia Tech.

Professors François Saintfort and Julie Jacko have worked at Georgia Tech since 2000. In October 2007, the U of M hired them. That same month, Saintfort renewed his contract with Georgia Tech, and in January, Jacko renewed hers. And the paychecks rolled in.

The pair allegedly also falsified travel reimbursement forms and billed Georgia Tech for $100,000 in questionable expenses. Georgia Tech has begun tenure revocation proceedings, and the couple is under investigation by the Georgia attorney general.

U of M General Counsel Mark Rotenberg said the university also is investigating Saintfort and Jacko, but cautioned, “These are two very highly regarded faculty members.”

The couple’s attorney said Georgia Tech’s accusations are “not accurate and not complete,” and said his clients are “devastated and bewildered by the charges.”

Note: If double-income-no-kids couples are called “dinks,” what would be the name for a couple with four incomes and no kids?

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