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University of Miami professor gets jail for Venezuela money laundering scheme

Bruce Bagley is a noted expert on crime and corruption in Latin America, writing books on the topic and serving as a go-to person for journalists. But at the same time, prosecutors said, Dr. Bagley, a retired University of Miami...

Former University of Miami professor charged with sending equipment to Iran

A former University of Miami professor, his wife and his sister are facing federal charges related to purchasing genetic sequencing equipment from U.S. manufacturers and illegally shipping it to Iran, prosecutors said. Mohammad Faghihi, 52, his wife Farzeneh Modarresi, 53,...

Baltimore City Community College math Professor jailed for soliciting bribes for good grades

A math professor at Baltimore City Community College was sentenced to one year of prison, probation and restitution after pleading guilty to a bribery scheme where he would solicit students for bribes in exchange for good grades in his...

USC professor pleads guilty to tax charge in college admissions scandal

An associate professor of dentistry at the University of Southern California pleaded guilty on Friday to a tax charge in connection with the sweeping college admissions scandal. Homayoun Zadeh, 59, pleaded guilty via videoconference before a Boston federal court judge...

Nigerian professor sentenced to three years in prison for election fraud

A High Court in Akwa-Ibom State, on Thursday, sentenced a Nigerian professor, Peter Ogban, to three years in prison, for election fraud. The court, which found Mr Ogban guilty of fraudulent manipulation of election results, publishing and announcing of false...

Former Ohio State University professor pleads guilty to hiding China affiliation

An Ohio State University professor formally admitted Thursday that he did not disclose his affiliation with a Chinese university when securing grants in what investigators called a scheme to share federally funded medical research with China. Song Guo Zheng, 58,...

Texas A&M University professor arrested for wire fraud linked to China’s talent program

The US Justice Department announced the arrest Monday of a researcher in Texas for allegedly hiding his paid participation in a Chinese government talent recruitment programme while conducting scientific research for Nasa, the US space agency. The arrest of Texas...

University of Arkansas professor indicted for fraud over ties to China

Simon Ang, 63, a University of Arkansas-Fayetteville engineering professor who was arrested in May for wire fraud, has now been indicted on 42 counts of wire fraud and two counts of passport fraud. The wire fraud charges relate to his...

Harvard professor linked to Wuhan university faces tax charges

Prosecutors in the United States brought tax charges on Tuesday against a Harvard University professor accused of lying to authorities about his ties to a China-run recruitment programme and funding he allegedly received from the Chinese government for research. Charles...

Ohio State University professor charged for sharing U.S funded research with China

A medical researcher and professor who had been working most recently at Ohio State University is facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a sophisticated scheme to transfer U.S.-backed research to China. Song Guo Zheng, 57, of suburban Hilliard,...

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Baltimore attorney Kenneth Ravenell sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for money laundering conviction

A federal judge sentenced Baltimore defense attorney Kenneth Ravenell to four years and nine months in prison plus three...
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