Former professor and head of the electrical engineering department from Drexel University, Chika Nwankpa, is facing up to 14 years in prison for theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception. Philadelphia prosecutors have announced the charges after Nwankpa was found to have taken funds from the Navy, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation for his own personal use. He spent $96,000 of federal grant money on strip clubs and $89,000 on electronics and meals over the course of 10 years. To resolve potential civil liability, Nwankpa paid $189,000 and has agreed to also shill out $53,328 back to the university.
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