Harvard Chem Chair Charged With Lying About China Ties

By Chris Villani (January 28, 2020, 12:40 PM EST) -- The chair of Harvard University's chemistry department lied to the U.S. Department of Defense about his ties to a Chinese university, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday in Massachusetts federal court.

Harvard University professor Charles Lieber was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with one count of making a false statement. (Getty) Federal officials arrested Charles Lieber, 60, Tuesday morning and charged with one count of making a false statement. According to an FBI affidavit, Lieber lied to the DOD and the National Institutes of Health about his involvement in China's Thousand Talents Plan and about becoming a "strategic scientist" at...

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