Philadelphia professor accused of spending $185,000 in federal grants on strip clubs, iTunes

Posted by on January 19, 2020 2:15 am
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A former Drexel University professor who allegedly misused $185,000 in federal grant funds on strip clubs and other personal expenses has been charged with theft.

Prosecutors say Chika Nwankpa, 57, used $96,000 in federal grants at adult entertainment venues and sports bars between 2010 and 2017, ABC News reported this week. Additionally, he allegedly spent $89,000 on iTunes purchases and meals.

The former head of Drexel’s electrical engineering department misappropriated grants from the Navy, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation over the last 10 years, according to prosecutors.

Read the whole story at The Hill

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