(CNN) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott "has strongly recommended" that the trustees of Florida A&M University suspend "effective immediately" the school's president in the wake of alleged hazing and "financial irregularities," the governor's office announced Thursday.
Scott told the chairman of FAMU's board of trustees, Solomon Badger, that he felt the board should suspend university President James Ammons when it meets next Monday, the statement said. The governor also "placed a call" to Ammons to notify him of these conversations.
Jerry Bailey, commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, said Wednesday that authorities looking into the unexplained death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion -- after he'd allegedly been hazed -- had found evidence of "financial irregularities having to do with the band and several other components of the university."
The suspected fraud is not directly related to Champion's death last month, Bailey said.
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