Former Stony Brook Professor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Cancer Research Funds

Jan 15, 2020

A former Stony Brook University professor has pleaded guilty to stealing over $200,000 of government cancer research money to pay personal bills.

Geoffrey Girnun told federal prosecutors he diverted grant funds to shell companies from 2013 to 2017 while he was an associate professor at Stony Brook's Renaissance School of Medicine. 

Girnun resigned in December after he was placed on leave. He could be sentenced to up to three years of supervised release.

Stony Brook University cooperated with the FBI investigation.