CHARLESTON - Two Charleston attorneys are on the search for graduates who believe their degrees from West Virginia University are now less valuable after a recent degree scandal.

Greg Chiartas and Bruce Freeman have started running newspaper ads, seeking graduates who are willing to file a class-action lawsuit against the university.

WVU has been the center of a degree scandal recently, involving Heather Bresch, the daughter of Gov. Joe Manchin and a Mylan Inc. executive. A panel of investigators found that Bresch did not do all the work necessary to earn her master's degree in business administration.

Chiartas and Freeman ran the ad over the weekend as WVU hosts its commencement ceremonies.

The majority of faculty and some students at WVU repeatedly have asked President Mike Garrison to step down from his post, which he has refused.

WVU had no comment on the ads or the potential lawsuit.

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