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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Purdue University professor and his wife have pleaded guilty to using more that $1 million in federal research funds for their own personal expenses.

Sixty-one-year-old Qingyou Han of West Lafayette is director of Purdue's Center for Materials Processing Research. He and his wife, 53-year-old Lu Shao of Lakewood, Ohio, pleaded guilty Friday to a felony wire fraud charge in federal court in Hammond.

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A former Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo employee has been indicted on a federal wire fraud charge after allegedly defrauding immigrants she was supposed to be assisting.

Federal prosecutors contend that Monica Karina Mazei engaged in a scheme between 2015 and this year while assigned to help people apply for visas, work permits, permanent resident status and citizenship.

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Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9 PM

Neuroscientists and gerontologists see evidence that people become more vulnerable to financial exploitation as they age. Con artists, fraudsters, even family, friends and caregivers take money from seniors and abuse their trust.

Fertility Fraud Bills Heads To Governor's Desk

Apr 16, 2019

A bill creating civil and criminal penalties for fertility fraud is headed to the governor’s desk.

Brandon Smith

Indiana public defenders raised concerns in a House committee Monday about language in a bill that creates criminal and civil penalties for fertility fraud.

The committee opted to hold the bill for at least a week to work on that language.