Ex-Fla. Professor Gets 6 Months For $4M NASA Scam

Law360, New York (November 30, 2011, 3:45 PM EST) -- A former University of Florida professor was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison for bilking NASA out of $3.7 million using bogus small-business contracts.

Ex-professor Samim Anghaie and his wife, New Era Technology Inc. President Sousan Anghaie, were convicted of wire fraud in February. Sousan Anghaie was sentenced to serve six months in home confinement and five years on probation. Both were ordered to pay $100,000 fines.

The Anghaies faced a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for each count of wire fraud and...
To view the full article, register now.