Ex-UF prof, wife convicted in $3M fraud case

A former University of Florida nuclear engineering professor and his wife have been convicted of defrauding more than $3 million from NASA and other federal agencies.

A federal jury in Gainesville on Friday returned guilty verdicts against 61-year-old Samim Anghaie and his wife, 56-year-old Sousan, after a three-week trial.

Both were convicted of conspiracy and multiple counts of wire fraud — 28 for the husband and 26 for the wife.

Samim Anghaie, a native of Iran, also was convicted on a false document count.

His wife is president of a high-tech engineering research and development company.

No sentencing date was immediately set. Each fraud count has a maximum penalty of 20 years.