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Man Accused Of Defrauding Foreign Students

Associated Press - December 11, 2014 6:33 am

A man is charged with taking refunds due to Nigerian graduate students who were recruited to attend Pittsburg State University.

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 61-year-old Michael Muoghalu of Pittsuburg faces one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.

Muoghalu is accused of taking more than $148,000 in refunds due to the Nigerian students in Pittsburg State’s Masters of Business Administration program, beginning in 2006.

Muoghalu allegedly convinced the Nigerian students to give him part of the refunds they received on deposits for tuition and fees.

Muoghalu also allegedly filing fraudulent papers to receive the partial refunds.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Muoghalu has an attorney.

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Associated Press Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal

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