Drexel University professor spent federal grants at strip clubs

A former Drexel University professor allegedly spent almost $200,000 of federal research money on strip clubs and other personal expenses, prosecutors said 7 Oct 2019. Chika Nwankpa misappropriated grant money from the Navy, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation from 2007 to 2017. “This is flagrant and audacious fraud, and a shameful misuse of public funds,” said U.S. Attorney William McSwain. “The agencies providing these grant funds expect them to be used towards advancements in energy and naval technology for public benefit, not for personal entertainment.” Drexel University discovered the alleged fraud in 2017 during an internal audit and alerted the government. McSwain lauded Drexel for reporting the matter but expressed disappointment that Nwankpa’s conduct “went unnoticed for so long.” Get the full story at https://6abc.com/prosecutor-drexel-professor-spent-federal-grants-at-strip-clubs/5601328/

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