U Florida professor, wife charged with fraud

by E Wayne Ross on November 2, 2009

Gainesville Sun: UF professor, wife charged with fraud

A University of Florida nuclear engineering professor and his wife were arrested Friday in Gainesville on charges they fraudulently obtained $3.7 million in government contracts and diverted money into personal bank accounts to buy cars and homes.

Samim Anghaie, 60, and his wife, Sousan Anghaie, 55, are accused of submitting false information, including research taken from UF students without their knowledge, in contract proposals to NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. They are alleged to have diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars earned from those contracts into their bank accounts and the accounts of their sons.