UC board to press for disbarred lawyer's ouster

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati board of trustees will try to ratchet up pressure on prominent class-action attorney Stanley Chesley, who was asked to resign from the board.

It set a special meeting Thursday, after its deadline for Chesley to step down passed Monday.

Last week, trustees asked the UC alumnus and longtime school benefactor to resign as trustee to "preserve the integrity of the university" in the aftermath of his disbarment in Kentucky.

Messages were left Wednesday for Chesley.

The board's chairman has said trustees understand they don't have the power to remove Chesley, whose nine-year term doesn't expire until 2018.

A spokesman for Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says the UC board is "the appropriate entity" to deal with the matter. Chesley was appointed by then-Gov. Ted Strickland.

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