Feds: Space Bucks Bought Manchester Condo

The federal government is trying to seize control of a condo in Manchester.  They want it because investigators say it was bought with money illegally obtained from NASA, the Manchester Journal Inquirer reports.

The FBI has charged a University of Florida professor and his family with fraudulently getting the money from NASA, the newspaper reports.

Charged in the investigation is Samin Anghaie, 59, who founded the Nuclear Space Power and Propulsion Institute at the University. 

Federal authorities allege Anghaie, his wife and their two sons, submitted fraudulent contracts for NASA projects at their company, New Era Technology, Inc.

They claim the Anghaies faked the number of employees at the company, and the number of hours worked, thus receiving millions more from NASA than was actually earned. 

Prosecutors said the family diverted much of that money into personal bank accounts and bought expensive cars and real estate, including the condo on Nolan Circle in Manchester.

City records show the condo was purchased for Anghaie's son Ali in 2006.  The Manchester Journal Inquirer says Ali Anghaie lists himself on an Internet resume as a manager and senior security architect for information security and architecture at Pratt & Whitney.

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