- Federal prosecutors accuse a researcher of falsifying HIV research
- The NIH awarded Iowa State and the researcher nearly $15 million
- Watchdog says Iowa State repaid the government about $500,000
- If found guilty, the researcher faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine
Ames, Iowa (CNN)If government prosecutors are right, a former top researcher at Iowa State University is guilty of brazen scientific fraud-actions which a criminal complaint says have cost taxpayers nearly $15 million.