Top Harvard chemist caught up in FBI’s 'Thousand Talents' dragnet, accused of lying about Chinese connections, pay
The FBI’s probe into the alleged theft of R&D secrets by Chinese authorities has drawn Harvard’s top chemist into its net.
The agency accused Charles M. Lieber, who chairs the university’s chemistry and chemical biology department, with lying about his involvement in China’s Thousand Talents campaign, which was established as a way of drawing in innovators from around the world. And the scientist, 60, was charged with making false statements about his ties to China.
The US attorneys office in Boston also announced charges against two Chinese nationals for helping the Chinese government.
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