Former CCSU professor due in court on driving, theft charges - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Former CCSU professor due in court on driving, theft charges

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Ravi Shankar. (Police photo) Ravi Shankar. (Police photo)
MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -

A former professor in trouble for a number of brushes with the law is due in court on Wednesday.

Ravi Shankar, 40, is scheduled to face a judge in Middletown Superior Court for motor vehicle violations and larceny.

In one case from Dec. 2014, Shankar is accused of fleeing the scene of a crash, driving under suspension, failing to drive in a proper lane and driving without minimum insurance.

In another from over the summer, Shankar is accused of stealing $1,000 worth of items from Home Depot in Middletown. He was charged with third-degree larceny for that case. 

His court appearance was scheduled for 10 a.m.

Shankar recently accepted a settlement to resign from Central Connecticut State University last month, according to university president Mark Ojakian.

He began receiving critical attention after receiving a promotion from CCSU while behind bars.

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