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Westfield inquiry broke laws, alleges Dobelle’s lawyer

An attorney for the embattled president of Westfield State University suggested Saturday that the university’s board of trustees has broken laws in its inquiry into the administrator’s controversial spending habits.

In a letter, the attorney for Evan S. Dobelle, under fire for years of lavish spending on travel and entertainment, requested a meeting with the board to discuss the investigation, possible violations of state open-meeting laws, and whether trustees misled state education officials.

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