Trial delayed for UI physician

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 02, 2010 7:15 AM

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Trial has been delayed for a University of Iowa physician in Cook County Circuit Court, said his lawyer, Robert A. Fisher.

Gary Hunninghake, 63, of Coralville was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly falsely reporting an offense to Chicago police.

Hunninghake allegedly told officers last spring he was jogging in Chicago early in the morning on April 24 when three men threatened him and demanded his wallet, authorities said. Hunninghake said the men stabbed him numerous times, according to reports.

Officers later said they believed the story had been fabricated and the wounds were self-inflicted, and Hunninghake turned himself in to Chicago police.

Hunninghake had been under investigation by UI police since April 22, and the university put him on paid leave of $360,668 annually on April 23, just one day before the alleged incident.

The trial has been rescheduled for Dec. 20, Fisher said.

— by Hayley Bruce

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