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A former Drexel University professor has been accused of using federal grant money to do a different kind of research.Prosecutors say Chika Nwankpa spent over $185,000 in grant money from the Navy, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. $96,000 of the misappropriated funds were spent at strip clubs and sports bars. The other $89,000 was used for meals and iTunes purchases. All of this happened between 2010 and 2017.

He was arrested on Monday and is facing two counts that could put him in jail for up to 14 years.


Do you know someone who misappropriated funds at work? Did they get in trouble for it?