August 27, 1996 in Nation/World

Aids Researcher Denies Fraud Charges

Compiled From Wire Services

An AIDS researcher accused of using more than $570,000 in federal grant money for his own use surrendered to authorities Monday.

Dr. Lionel Resnick was charged Aug. 21 with 49 federal counts of mail fraud and three counts of money laundering. He was released on $100,000 bond.

Resnick denied the charge.

Resnick, the former chief of research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, is accused of using the hospital’s laboratory, staff and equipment to do virus tests for other facilities while billing his own company, Vironc Inc., for work done from 1989 to 1994.

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