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Morgan State U. Professor Is Charged With Defrauding NSF of Grant Money

The professor, Manoj Kumar Jha, was indicted by a federal grand jury on five counts of wire fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation of grant money. In a news release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland said he had fraudulently obtained $200,000 in grant money for a highway project, through an NSF program for small-business technologies. The indictment alleges that he used the money for payments on his mortgage and credit card, and also to pay his wife $11,000 for work she did not perform.

Jha faces a maximum 20 years in prison for each of five wire fraud counts, a mail fraud count and a falsification of records, prosecutors said.

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