NEWS RELEASE
Office of Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr.


December 3, 2001 Media Inquiries: Sean Caine 410-576-6357

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND PROFESSOR CHARGED WITH THEFT

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today the filing of felony theft charges against Evaggelos Geraniotis, 46, a fully-tenured University of Maryland, College Park professor who resides in Potomac, Maryland.

Geraniotis, of the University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was charged with stealing $43,080.57 from the University and its foundation. The improprieties were discovered in an internal audit, and the findings relayed to the Attorney General for prosecution.

The maximum sentence for felony theft is 15 years incarceration, a $1,000 fine and restitution. The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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