Harvard Prof Convicted of Lying About China Ties

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a Harvard University professor of lying to the U.S. government about payments he received from a Chinese university.

Charles Lieber, the former chairman of Harvard’s chemistry department, in 2011 agreed to establish a research lab at the Wuhan University of Technology in exchange for more than $1.5 million and a salary of up to $50,000 a month. Lieber did not disclose those payments to the government, as he was required to do as a recipient of federal grants, and in 2018 lied to federal authorities about them after the Trump administration cracked down on Chinese infiltration of academia.