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Prosecutors drop fraud charge against MSU prof

Posted at 5:20 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 06:32:09-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Prosecutors have dropped a fraud charge against a MSU professor after a jury failed to reach a verdict in the case.

Ning XI was director of MSU's Robotics and Automation Laboratory.

Federal prosecutors accused him of collecting more than $180,000 in travel payments based on fraudulent documents.

XI was also accused of similar conduct at another institute.

A jury in federal court in Grand Rapids couldn't reach a verdict leading the judge to declare a mistrial.

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