Arkansas University professor arrested for grant fraud from NASA

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The acting US Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, David Clay Fowles, Assistant Attorney General for Homeland Security John C. Demers, and FBI Special Agent Agent Diana Apcherch from the FBI Little Rock Office announced Monday that a 63-year-old Simon professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville Song-Teong Ang was arrested on Friday for fraud, the agency said in a press release.

According to the statement, affidavits were recorded after Ang first appeared in court.

Ang has close ties with the Chinese government and Chinese companies and did not disclose these ties when it was necessary to receive grants from NASA, the prosecution said.

The press release also said that these false data for NASA and the University of Arkansas led to the sending and receiving of numerous trenches, which facilitated Ang’s fraudulent scheme.

If Ang is convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

The preventive measure will be determined by the court after considering all factors unique to this case, including if Ang already had a criminal record.

The FBI continues to investigate this case.

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