Harvard University professor Charles Lieber leaves federal court, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, in Boston (Michael Dwyer/AP Images)

'He re­peat­ed­ly lied': Feds pile on as Har­vard chemist Charles Lieber con­vict­ed of ly­ing about Chi­nese ties

In a stun­ning cli­max to an eye-catch­ing saga, Har­vard sci­en­tist Charles Lieber has been con­vict­ed of ly­ing to the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment about his ties to Chi­na’s Thou­sand Tal­ents Pro­gram.

Fol­low­ing close to three hours of de­lib­er­a­tion, a fed­er­al ju­ry in Boston found 62-year-old Lieber — a pi­o­neer in med­ical nan­otech­nol­o­gy and the for­mer chair of Har­vard’s chem­istry de­part­ment — guilty of all six felony charges, in­clud­ing two counts of mak­ing false state­ments, two counts of fil­ing false tax re­turns and two counts of fail­ing to dis­close a for­eign (in this case Chi­nese) bank ac­count.

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