Thu., August 30, 2012 7:53am (EDT)

Report: College Hasn't Paid Employees
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Morris Brown College filed for bankruptcy protection this month, hoping to prevent campus buildings from being auctioned. Court records show that Morris Brown College has not paid some of its employees for three months. (Photo Courtesy of lbj79us via Flickr.)
Morris Brown College filed for bankruptcy protection this month, hoping to prevent campus buildings from being auctioned. Court records show that Morris Brown College has not paid some of its employees for three months. (Photo Courtesy of lbj79us via Flickr.)
Court records show that Morris Brown College, which faces possible foreclosure, has not paid some of its employees for three months.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the historically black Atlanta college owes workers hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay from an even longer period.

The school filed for bankruptcy protection this month, hoping to prevent campus buildings from being auctioned.

Court records from the bankruptcy filing show that Morris Brown is also more than $30 million in debt to at least 200 creditors.

The school's debt includes $13 million in bonds issued in 1996 through the Fulton County Development Authority. Ann Aaronson, an attorney for Morris Brown, says the school is hoping to work out an agreement with the bondholders to resolve the debt.