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August 9, 2022
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Harvard professor found guilty of hiding ties to Chinese-run recruitment program

Case is among highest profile to come from the US Department of Justice’s ‘China Initiative’, a controversial effort to curb suspected economic espionage

A Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program has been found guilty on all counts.

Charles Lieber, 62, the former chair of Harvard’s department of chemistry and chemical biology, had pleaded not guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns, two counts of making false statements, and two counts of failing to file reports for a foreign bank account in China.

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