My question involves criminal law for the state of: Connecticut
A university professor brings a non-scientist lover to scientific conferences in exotic locations. Hotel rooms are shared, meals are provided, cars are rented and airfare is purchased (mostly) with award miles generated by the professor's previous official trips. After the conferences, accommodations, meals, car rentals and transportation are reimbursed from a university account which draws from federal research grant funds.
Does the professor have any criminal liability for these actions or is this simply a benefit that is bestowed upon those in academia?