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.