The ex-director of Pittsburg State’s College of Business is facing government charges of duping Nigerian graduate understudies enlisted to go to the school.
Government prosecutors said Wednesday that 61-year-old Michael Muoghalu of Pittsuburg faces one count of wire extortion and one charge of money laundering.
Muoghalu is blamed for taking more than $148,000 in discounts because of the Nigerian understudies in Pittsburg State’s Masters of Business Administration program.
The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports that prosecutors affirm that starting in 2006 Muoghalu worked with an obscure assistant in Nigeria to influence 15 Nigerian understudies to give him part of the refunds they received on deposits for tuition and fees.
Muoghalu was suspended in June and resigned Sept. 15.