Southern Illinois Professor Indicted for Grant Fraud

Southern Illinois Professor Indicted for Grant Fraud

4/22/21
By: United States Department of Justice

CARBONDALE,  Ill.  –  A  mathematics  professor  and  researcher  at  Southern  Illinois 
University  – Carbondale (SIUC) is  under federal indictment for grant fraud. Mingqing  Xiao,  59, 
of  Makanda, Illinois,  is  accused  of  fraudulently  obtaining  $151,099  in  federal  grant 
money  from  the  National Science  Foundation  (NSF)  by  concealing  support  he  was  receiving 
from  an  arm  of  the  Chinese government and a Chinese public university. Xiao is charged with
two counts of wire fraud and one count of making a false statement.

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