A Baltimore County
Circuit Court judge has dismissed a $5 million lawsuit filed against the former president of Baltimore International College
by the board of the defunct culinary school.
The suit, a counterclaim, alleged that Roger Chylinski, who founded the college and served as its president from 1980 to 2010, misused more than $200,000 for personal meals, antiques and unapproved salary. But Judge John Phillip Miller issued a dismissal May 7 without a hearing or written explanation.
Chylinski's attorney, Kathleen Cahill, had called the counterclaim "long on immaterial, impertinent and scandalous matter, and short on compliance with the rules of procedure and Maryland law," in her motion for dismissal, filed in March.
Chylinski is still suing the remaining board of the institution for $5 million, saying that he has not received a monthly retirement benefit of $17,000 promised by his contract.
Baltimore International lost its accreditation and ceased educating students at the end of last year. Virginia-based Stratford University absorbed many of Baltimore International's instructors and students and is operating in its downtown facilities.
Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
We've upgraded our reader commenting system. Learn more
about the new features.
The Baltimore Sun encourages civil dialogue related to our stories; you must register and log-in to our site in order to participate. We reserve the right to remove any user and to delete comments that violate our Terms of Service
. By commenting, you agree to these terms. Please flag inappropriate comments.