Friday, February 27, 2009

FBI Raids University of Florida Nuclear Power Institute

Via (Jacksonville) -

A nuclear space power institute at the University of Florida has been raided by the FBI.Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Rhew in Tallahassee said search warrants were served at the university's Innovative Nuclear Space Power and Propulsion Institute.

Rhew would not comment on the target of the investigation, but University of Florida spokesman Steve Orlando said the FBI was in the office of professor Samim Anghaie, the Iranian-born director of the institute.

Rhew would not comment on the investigation but did say no arrest warrants have been issued.Orlando said the university is cooperating with the investigation and Anghaie's employment status is being reviewed.

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