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educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 08, 2019 07:10PM
.....and other personal purchases......wow....that is a lot to spend on....


Drexel to pay back $190,000 former professor used for strip clubs, other personal purchases over 10 years

.....A former Drexel University professor used almost $190,000 in federal grants at gentlemen's clubs and toward other improper purchases, according to a news release Tuesday from the US Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Drexel, in Philadelphia, has agreed to pay the amount to resolve potential false claims liability, according to the US Attorney's Office.

Chikaodinaka D. Nwankpa made improper charges for items such as "personal iTunes purchases and for 'goods and services' provided by Cheerleaders, Club Risque and Tacony Club."

The purchases totaling $189,062 were made between July 2007 and April 2017, prosecutors said.

"This is an example of flagrant and audacious fraud, and a shameful misuse of public funds," US Attorney William McSwain said. "The agencies providing these grant funds expect them to be used towards advancements in energy and naval technology for public benefit, not for personal entertainment."

CNN's calls to Nwankpa, who has not been charged with a crime, were not immediately returned.

The school said the issues were revealed during an internal audit that included its computing and electrical engineering college.

"Drexel takes allegations of unethical or unlawful business conduct on the part of any members of the university community very seriously and remains committed to being in full compliance with all billing regulations and requirements," school officials said.

Nwankpa was placed on administrative leave after an investigation began and then resigned.

He repaid $53,328 to Drexel, according to prosecutors.

The money came from federal research grants.

Drexel said it has added auditing procedures to prevent future misuse of funds.



pour.....some.....sugar......on me......?!



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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 08, 2019 07:22PM
He deserves the "MRF Hookers and Booze Award" for Outstanding Dedication to the Debaucherous Arts.
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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 08, 2019 09:06PM
Instead of using grant money, he should have taken bribes from parents of kids with marginal to nonexistent qualifications.




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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: October 08, 2019 09:10PM
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Racer X
He deserves the "MRF Hookers and Booze Award" for Outstanding Dedication to the Debaucherous Arts.

To the tune of an average of just under $54 a day.



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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 08, 2019 09:16PM
That IS real dedication if you ask me. Unless it is always top shelf stuff or vintage Scotch pours, a regular $54 bar tab EVERY DAY would be hard to keep up. I won't pay outrageous prices just for the "ambience".

Even several $175 nights at the strip club every week is hard core unless you are some celeb/star with way more money than sense.
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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 08, 2019 10:07PM
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Racer X
He deserves the "MRF Hookers and Booze Award" for Outstanding Dedication to the Debaucherous Arts.

agree smiley



Obviously there were NO audits or other effective controls in place.
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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: Rolando
Date: October 08, 2019 11:32PM
Wait a second! Every other Stripper tells me she's a college student! So those funds DID go to education!



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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: Randalls
Date: October 09, 2019 07:17AM
He probably had a large undergrad posse to support
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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: rz
Date: October 09, 2019 08:12AM
Maybe he was doing research?

Drexel is a good Engineering school... one of the first in the country to not only require its students to buy a computer, but to buy Macintosh computers. Had several friends/colleagues who went there. In my first real job after college, an intern from Drexel made such an impression with his Mac SE that the department head ordered Macs for everyone.
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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: TLB
Date: October 09, 2019 12:01PM
I've worked as a research manager on both the government side and the university side--I don't know how you get away with something like this for that long a period of time, unless he was having "business meetings" at the club with his sponsors and the auditors.
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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: October 09, 2019 01:02PM
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Racer X
That IS real dedication if you ask me. Unless it is always top shelf stuff or vintage Scotch pours, a regular $54 bar tab EVERY DAY would be hard to keep up. I won't pay outrageous prices just for the "ambience".

Even several $175 nights at the strip club every week is hard core unless you are some celeb/star with way more money than sense.

It probably wasn't the bar tab, but the lap dances that added up quickly.

One has to wonder why criminal charges haven't be brought up yet.
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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 09, 2019 01:05PM
......in 'da....club......



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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 09, 2019 01:29PM
"But all the dancers were students ! I was MENTORING them !"
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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 09, 2019 08:29PM
Heh, there used to be a bar near where I grew up called The Office. Off campus "office hours."



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Re: educating Rita?!....University pays back $190K federal grant that professor used for strip clubs......
Posted by: AllGold
Date: October 09, 2019 10:45PM
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Heh, there used to be a bar near where I grew up called The Office.

That's genius!



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Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 10, 2019 02:47PM
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Heh, there used to be a bar near where I grew up called The Office.

That's genius!

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