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Michigan State University clears doctor amid Nassar fallout

AP  |  East Lansing 

State University cleared the Indian-origin chairman of its radiology department of wrongdoing after he was suspended during the over imprisoned former sports Larry Nassar, who has admitted to molesting athletes.

The school said yesterday that a firm investigated Dr. Suresh Mukherji, of the MSU HealthTeam, and he was reinstated last month. Mukherji says in a statement that he's pleased his actions were found to be proper.

The university in February announced the paid suspension of Mukherji from his role as pending a review of concerns about his "leadership and " He'd been interviewed last year as part of a joint campus police and FBI investigation into restrictions that were supposed to have been put on

Mukherji said then that he had been in the chain of command between and William Strampel, the former of State's College of Osteopathic Medicine who was charged with several crimes last month.

Authorities allege Strampel failed to keep in line, groped female students and stored nude student selfies on his campus computer.

Mukherji said Strampel and another doctor did most of the day-to-day supervision and decision-making related to MSU

Nassar worked for State and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to decades in prison earlier this year.

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First Published: Fri, April 06 2018. 00:55 IST