Judge Refuses To Raise Forfeiture For NASA Fraudsters

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT) -- A federal judge rejected prosecutors' request Thursday to reconsider an order forcing a former University of Florida professor and his wife to forfeit about $390,000 for trying to defraud NASA out of $3.7 million using small business contracts.

Ex-professor Samim Anghaie and his wife, New Era Technology Inc. president Sousan Anghaie, were convicted of wire fraud in February. Prosecutors argued they should lose several bank accounts, a 2007 BMW and four properties in Florida, based on all of their alleged crimes — even those of which...
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