Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Morgan State U. Professor Gets 3 Years in Prison for Grant Fraud

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 1st, 2014

A professor at Morgan State University has been sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of defrauding the National Science Foundation of grant money, according to the Associated Press and a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Baltimore.
A judge also ordered the professor, Manoj Kumar Jha, to pay $105,726 in restitution. According to trial testimony, Mr. Jha fraudulently obtained $200,000 in grant money to finance a highway project and then used the money for personal expenses.
Mr. Jha was convicted in April of wire fraud, mail fraud, falsification of records, and theft of government property.

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