A former Drexel University professor in Philadelphia is facing theft charges after he allegedly spent $185,000 in federal grant money on strip clubs and other personal expenses. District Attorney Larry Krasner announced earlier this week the arrest and charging of 57-year-old Chikaodinaka Nwankpa with theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception for stealing the funding.
Now I’m not sure what Nwankpa thought he was going to find in the strip club, but that certainly wasn’t the research that money was intended for. The alleged misappropriated grant money came from the Navy, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.
Prosecutors said that Nwankpa, who was also the former head of Drexel University’s electrical engineering department, had been stealing the money for over a period of 10 years, according to 6 ABC Action News.
According to prosecutors, Nwankpa spent $96,000 in federal gran