Records show that alt-right advocate Richard Spencer bounced his $10,564 check to the University of Florida ahead of his speaking event at the school last month.
According to emails released by the Florida university, Spencer was required to sign a rental agreement and send a check for $10,564.80 to the school by October 6 in order to secure the space for his controversial speech on October 19. His colleagues at the National Policy Institute sent the check in the mail using a same-day delivery service...but days later, the check didn’t clear.
UF sent an email to NPI about the ‘insufficient funds’:
“We would like to confirm with you that the check (#1014) with amount of $10,564.00 paid by the National Policy Institute on 10/10/2017 was returned due to ‘Insufficient Funds’ in payer’s bank account on 10/12/2017. We have attached the charge back report in this email for your reference. Please contact the payer to initiate payment via other method and collect $40.00 for the chargeback fee. Please let us know if we could provide further assistance. Thank you.”
NPI did wire the money over to the university and Spencer’s speech went on as planned.
The UF campus event brought out more protesters than attendees, who drowned out the white nationalist’s speech with chanting and boos.
Attendees say Buh bye to the Nazis at end of the Richard Spencer event in Gainesville, Fl. at UF yesterday. A total shout down. Go Gators. pic.twitter.com/lWLpbjnnVk— JJ (@jjmoon66) October 21, 2017