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Professor Under Investigation Sues UVA over Search

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Paul Allaire, the University of Virginia professor accused of undercutting his employer by $1 million, is now suing the university.

Police believe Allaire used his role as the director of the rotating machinery and controls laboratory to cheat UVA out of up to $1 million.  He is currently under investigation.  Allaire says UVA police searched his home for 10 hours and took items – that are now considered evidence - that they weren't supposed to.  

Allaire has not been charged and is demanding about two dozen items be returned. He is seeking $100,000 in a civil lawsuit.

Court documents allege police took attorney-client privileged information when they searched his Ivy home on January 27. Police took 100 items. The evidence in question apparently contains details of an employment dispute between Allaire and UVA.

Police also searched Allaire's office at UVA. They took 16 items including disks, paper documents, a computer and Allaire's entire desk.

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