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University of Hawaii paying consultants $224K

University of Hawaii paying consultants $224K

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii is paying a consulting firm $224,000 to study how the school can avoid being scammed.

The university wants to avoid a situation like last year when the athletic department paid agents falsely claiming to represent Stevie Wonder to book the singer for a fundraiser concert.

Hawaii News Now ( ) reports the university said the study would require about 2,000 hours of work and the best available people in the field.

The school said it didn’t have the internal capacity to produce such a report and needed the help of consultants.

The school has budgeted $260,000 for the review.

Task force Chairman Larry Rodriguez told the Board of Regents audit committee Thursday regents haven’t been proactive enough. He says regents need better training.


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