- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) - A professor at Morgan State University has been convicted of defrauding the National Science Foundation of money in research grants.

Forty-six-year-old Manoj Kumar Jha of Severn was convicted Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore of wire fraud, mail fraud and theft of government property. He faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing July 11.

According to trial testimony, Jha received $200,000 in grant funds for a highway project. Prosecutors say he converted the funds to personal use.

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