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Prosecutors file more charges against Kansas professor

Published Thu Jun 25 2020 22:40:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A revised indictment accuses a Kansas researcher of defrauding the University of Kansas and the U.S. government by concealing work he was doing for China. The new indictment filed Thursday charges Feng “Franklin” Tao of Lawrence, Kansas, with seven counts of wire fraud and three counts of making false statements. His defense attorney, Peter Zeidenbert, says Tao isn't guilty of the charges against him. The indictment alleges the purpose of the scheme was to benefit China by participating in its “talent plan,” which prosecutors say is designed to encourage the transfer of original ideas and intellectual property from U.S. university to Chinese government institutions.
by By ROXANA HEGEMAN
Prosecutors file more charges against Kansas professor
Prosecutors file more charges against Kansas professor