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David Boren paid University of Oklahoma after internal audit

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NORMAN — OU employees did landscaping and other improvements at David Boren's personal residence more than 100 times while he was president, according to an internal audit.

Boren paid the University of Oklahoma $4,310 more last May for the services after the internal audit found he had been partially billed once and not billed at all twice, records show.

He earlier paid a total of $47,593 for the work done over nine years on the Windrush property west of Norman, the records show. The former governor and U.S. senator retired as OU's president in 2018.

"As your records will show, I have never previously been billed for the services itemized in your letter," Boren wrote in a May 6 letter to OU's vice president of operations. "As your records will also show, I have paid in full every single bill ever sent to me by the University."

OU released a memo about the internal audit last week. OU told The Oklahoman "the identified items were considered as part of a broader revision of the University's Conflict of Interest Policy."

OU regents adopted the revised policy in October.

"The larger policy update included a new review and approval process for the appropriate use of resources, employees and students," OU said Friday.

Boren was only partially billed for property brush hogging and cleanup work in 2016 and not billed at all for emergency driveway repairs in 2012, the records show.

He also was not billed at all for the setup of internet and other technology services at the home in 2011 and for repair and maintenance in 2012, the records show.

OSBI agents are conducting an investigation of Boren and have been told about the work at his home, The Oklahoman has confirmed.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation began looking into Boren in March because of sexual misconduct allegations but also are now reviewing financial issues. Boren, 78, has denied wrongdoing.

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