Ex-University Of Central Arkansas Official Gives Up Law License

Feb 25, 2016

Booking photo of Jack Gillean after his arrest.
Credit Faulkner Co. Sheriff's Office

The former chief of staff for the University of Central Arkansas who was convicted on burglary charges for helping a student steal tests has surrendered his law license.

The Arkansas Supreme Court announced Thursday that it has accepted the surrender petition from Jack Gillean. Gillean says in the petition he is voluntarily surrendering the license because he was convicted of a felony, and a hearing to revoke his license "would go badly" for him.

Gillean was convicted in March 2014 of six counts of commercial burglary and sentenced to three years in prison. Prosecutors say he gave master keys to a student who then stole tests from professors' offices.

Gillean withdrew an appeal after authorities agreed not to seek additional charges regarding failed drug tests while he was on probation.