Judge expunges arrest from ex-prof's record
Published: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 2:37 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 2:37 p.m.
An Alachua County judge has expunged the arrest record of a University of Florida professor accused of charging the university for flights that he took as a private consultant.
Dov Borovsky, a professor at UF's entomology laboratory in Vero Beach, was arrested in January 2011 on charges of larceny and fraud. Circuit Court Judge Mark Moseley expunged the arrest and charges from Borovsky's record earlier this year.
Borovsky was accused in a UF audit of using a university credit card to pay for airfare to Malaysia to do consulting work for a company based there, EntoGenex International, that also reimbursed him for the airfare. He repaid nearly $7,000 to UF in April 2011.
He retired that same month after 36 years at UF.
Borovsky is now employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to his Gainesville-based attorney, Stephen K. Miller.
Borovsky developed an environmentally friendly mosquito control technology that UF licensed to EntoGenex. In addition to the allegation involving airfare, UF accused Borovsky of failing to properly report his work for the company on university disclosure forms.
An internal UF audit later found that a number of other employees regularly failed to disclose potential conflicts of interest as required by university policy.
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