US News A prominent Harvard teacher sentenced for hiding his links with China
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A Harvard Chemistry Professor was sentenced for trying to hide his links with a Chinese research program. For three years, he received $ 50,000 monthly.
Charles Lieber, Eminent Professor of Chemistry in Harvard, was found guilty Tuesday, December 21 by a Federal Court ofto have hidden the authorities with an suspected of economic espionage .
paid $ 50,000 per month
This 62-year-old teacher, former head of the chemistry department of the prestigious American university, thus has "lied to the federal investigators and Harvard to try to conceal his participation in the Chinese program 1,000 talents" , said in a statement a federal prosecutor of the US Department of Justice, which brought the case.
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This program "seeks to attract foreign experts and experiences to bring their knowledge and experience in China, and often rewards some members for intellectual property flights" , explained the ministry in June 2020, when charging the professor.
According to the Prosecution, this nanotechnology specialist has also been paid "up to $ 50,000 per month" for three years by the Wuhan Institute of Technology, China, in more than $ 150,000 annual fees. and $ 1.5 million for installing an on-site laboratory.
"Charles Lieber exploited the opening and transparency of our academic system" , regretted the US federal police, the FBI, which had stopped it in 2020.
guilty of lying
at the end of a trial of six Days, it was convicted of liting federal authorities, not having declared certain income and not having declared a bank account abroad, according to a judicial document.
He did not declare the revenues of the Wuhan Institute of Technology to the US Fisc in 2013 and 2014.
His conviction will be known later, but he risks several years in prison.
Under the Trump administration, the US Department of Justice had increased investigations of possible economic espionage by China, the largest economic adversary of the United States.
Charles Lieber is the most recognized scientist involved in this survey, although he is not directly accused of economic espionage.
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