Sirens & Gavels

Speaker targeted by FBI duped UO, too

A motivational speaker who once worked in Spokane and is now the subject of an FBI investigation was an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon.

William G. Hillar falsely claimed to have earned a doctorate from the university, according to this article from my former college paper, the Oregon Daily Emerald.

Hillar, 66, worked at Inland Northwest Health Services from September 1994 to July 1997. Before that he worked for other Spokane businesses including Metropolitan Mortgage and Securities Co.

It’s what he’s accused of doing afterward that earned him notoriety

Read John Stucke's story here




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