FBI arrests scholars accused of lying about Chinese military ties

Inside Higher Ed: Federal prosecutors last week announced visa fraud charges against three visiting researchers and a graduate student from China accused of lying about their affiliations with the Chinese military on their U.S. visa applications.

Prosecutors initially accused the Chinese government of harboring one of the four researchers, Tang Juan, formerly a visiting cancer researcher at the University of California, Davis, at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California subsequently announced Friday that Tang had been arrested and taken into custody.

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