MINNEAPOLIS (AP)-- A University of Minnesota professor convicted of falsifying the value of his retirement accounts in an attempt to cheat his ex-wife out of her share has been sentenced to four years of probation and four months in the workhouse.

Reports say 57-year-old Massoud Amin received a sentence Friday that allows the three felony charges he was convicted of to be reduced to misdemeanors if he successfully finishes probation.

Assistant County Attorney Joshua Larson sought a 3 1/2-year prison term, saying Amin's conduct is a "tapestry of lies and greed."

Amin's attorney says his client will review all his options, including "an appeal and possible federal court remedies."

A university spokesman says Amin remains a faculty member but has resigned as the Technological Leadership Institute's director. He isn't teaching classes.