Orange County will dismiss the charge against the professor who collected more than $12,000 from the University for teaching classes that never met, according to a press release from District Attorney Jim Woodall.
In December, Julius Nyang'oro, the former chairman of the African and Afro-American Studies Department, was charged with obtaining property under false pretenses after he was paid for teaching AFAM 280, a class that never met during the summer of 2011.
Nyang'oro's indictment was the result of a years-long probe by the State Bureau of Investigation that began after athletic clustering was discovered in African and Afro-American Studies classes.
Woodall said he will drop all charges against Nyang'oro because of his cooperation in an investigation being conducted by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein.
"Nyang’oro has been interviewed on several occasions by Mr. Wainstein and his staff and has agreed to continue cooperating as needed," Woodall said in a statement released Thursday.