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By Jeff Mordock
The Washington Times 

Feds Step up Probe on China's 'Thousand Talents Plan' After Convictions


August 28, 2019

Feng “Franklin” Tao collected tens of thousands of dollars a year from U.S. taxpayers for his research into sustainable technology for the University of Kansas. The problem, prosecutors say, is that the chemistry professor was already working for a Chinese university — an affiliation he hid from his American employers.

Mr. Tao was indicted last week on one count of wire fraud and three counts of program fraud. He is the latest Chinese researcher in the U.S. to be accused of double-dealing, and he could be sentenced to 30 years in prison and fined nearly $1 million on all four charges...

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