Dr. Charles Lieber, age 60, the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University was arrested on Tuesday for giving a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement. Two other Chinese officials were arrested in conjunction with the professor for counts of fraud, making false statements, and smuggling charges. Zaosong Zheng is charged with attempting to smuggle 21 vials of biological research to China. In 2018 and 2019 Professor Lieber lied about his involvement with the Thousand Talents Plan and affiliation with WUT. He claims he was never asked to participate in this and had no idea how China would categorize him.
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