Harvard Professor Lieber Convicted for False Statements and Tax Offenses for China Links

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Thursday, December 30, 2021
Bruce Zagaris

On December 21, 2021, a jury in U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts convicted the former chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department relating to false statements to federal authorities concerning his affiliation with the People’s Republic of China’s Thousand Talents Program and the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in Wuhan China, as well as failing to report income he received from WUT and bank accounts in the PRC.[1]  The prosecution arises out of the U.S. Department of Justice’s China Initiative.[2]

[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, Harvard University Professor Convicted of Making Dale Statements and Tax Offenses, Press Rel. No. 21-1284, Dec. 21, 2021.

[2]    U.S. Department of Justice, Information about the Department of Justice’s China Initiative and a Compilation of China-Related prosecutions since 2018, Nov. 19, 2021.