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GSU: Professor arrested last week still teaching
Agent: Damelin charged with falsifying statements and concealing facts
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Steven Benjamin Damelin

    A Georgia Southern University math professor arrested last week by Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents is still teaching class, said university spokesperson Betsy Nolen.
    Steven Benjamin Damelin, 41, of Jef Road, was charged March 3 with falsifying statements and concealing facts, said Statesboro GBI Special Agent-in-Charge Micah Ward.
    The charges stem from what Ward described as Damelin's "misuse of state funds" by submitting falsified travel vouchers, and being "improperly reimbursed."
    The state Attorney General's office asked the GBI to look into the matter, and Damelin was arrested after a two-month investigation, Ward said.
    GSU Police assisted GBI agents in serving an arrest warrant for Damelin, he said. They took Damelin into custody Wednesday afternoon, March 3, at the GSU Math Building.  
    Nolen said Damelin's charges are still being reviewed by GSU President Brooks Keel, following a policy outlined by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.
    Damelin was released from the Bulloch County Jail on a $1,000 property bond.


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