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VOL. 35 | NO. 36 | Friday, September 9, 2011




Ex-MTSU professor denied new trial in fraud case

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NASHVILLE (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a former Middle Tennessee State University professor convicted of bank and wire fraud will not get a new trial.

Pamela Holder was a nursing professor at MTSU and the former coordinator of the statewide Tennessee Board of Regents online-degree program. She and her now-deceased husband were convicted in 2009.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision Monday in Cincinnati upheld a lower court's ruling refusing to give Holder a new trial.

She was sentenced to 12 months in prison. Prosecutors said she deceived a "straw buyer" into borrowing $2.4 million to buy a $1.5 million home. She helped prepare and send false documents to secure the loan, then moved into the residence and spent part of the remaining money on jewelry.

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