NASA Fraudsters Say US Can't Seize Property

Law360, New York (May 9, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT) -- A former professor and his wife convicted in February of planning to defraud NASA out of $3.7 million using small business contracts said Friday in Florida federal court that the government cannot legally take real estate and bank accounts as forfeiture.

The proposed order, filed by ex-University of Florida professor Samim Anghaie and his wife and New Era Technology Inc. President Sousan Anghaie, called for a money judgment of about $390,000 — based on the wire fraud counts on which they were convicted — but also...
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