Federal prosecutors in Boston on Thursday charged Gang Chen, a Chinese-born mechanical engineer and nanotechnologist, with defrauding the US Department of Energy when seeking grants and failing to disclose a foreign bank account on a tax return.
Following his arrest, the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed search warrants at his home in Cambridge and office at MIT, where he is the director of the MIT Pappalardo Micro/Nano Engineering Laboratory.
Chen was later released on bail. MIT in a statement said it was "deeply distressed" by the arrest. Chen's attorney, RobertFisher, said the 56-year-old "loves the United States and looks forward to vigorously defending these allegations."
The case is the latest to emerge from a US Justice Department crackdown on Chinese influence within universities amid concerns about spying and intellectual property theft by the Chinese government.
Of the FBI's 5,000 active counter-intelligence investigations, nearly half are China-related, said Joseph Bonavolonta, who oversees the agency's Boston field office.
Prosecutors said Chen was involved in various efforts to promote China's technological and scientific development, including acting as an "overseas expert" for the Chinese government at the request of its New York consulate.
Prosecutors said he received money from various Chinese entities and helped review and assess grant applications for the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC), which operates similarly to US grant-funding agencies.
But prosecutors said he never disclosed his work for the NNSFC or other Chinese affiliations when he applied for Energy Department grants.
Since 2013, various federal agencies have awarded more than $19 million in grants to fund Chen's research, prosecutors said.
#11225014 at 2020-10-23 02:55:06 (UTC+1) Q Research General #14339: Tightening Up the Ship w/CM Editio
RobertFisher's voice is trembling like a scared pussy… what is about to happen to make him talk like he is in a state of panic?
#9464398 at 2020-06-04 16:26:43 (UTC+1) Q Research General #12113: Battle of Midway Remembered Edition
Guys, this is Reverend RobertFishers wife. Sarah Wood. She was an editor at Absolute Return. Now she runs a medical PPE supply company called Supply Connector? Her husband is a minister in Haiti?
The first episode, #131 features Amy Allison, Director of the Office of Outdoor Recreation for the State of North Carolina, and Sarah Wood, the founder of The Good Talk business consultancy and of the very dynamic SupplyConnector. In this episode, you'll learn about growing from local to national, the best way to start collaborating to shift to manufacturing PPE, and how to tap into a long-standing network, while concurrently building in-roads to a much bigger national network.
#9464031 at 2020-06-04 15:41:19 (UTC+1) Q Research General #12112: Anons Are Calm, Cool, AND Unified Edition
Matthew 6:24 King James Version (KJV)
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Shame on you Rev RobertFisher.
#5815543 at 2019-03-21 22:32:54 (UTC+1) Q Research General #7439: Black Books, Red Shoes. The close proximity to JUSTICE [PAIN] Edition
Self Acclaimed Jewish Billionaires (Cont)
Israel Englander - Millennium Partners
Doris Fisher - co-founder The Gap
John Fisher - main shareholder The Gap
Kenneth Fisher - founder/chairman/CEO Fisher Investments RobertFisher - chairman The Gap
Thomas Friedkin - Gulf States Toyota Robert Friedland - Ivanhoe Mines
Phillip Frost - chairman Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
David Geffen - co-founder/co-owner Dream Works SKG
Malcolm Glazer - First Allied Corporation
Alec Gores - leveraged buyouts of technology firms
Tom Gores - Platinum Equity
David Gottesman - founder/partner First Manhattan
Jeffrey Greene - real estate
William Gross - manager Pacific Investments Management
Joshua Harris - partner Apollo Management
Carl Icahn - 2.9% of Time Warner, financier, corporate raider, private equity investor
Michael Ilitch - founder/owner Little Caesar's Pizza
Jim Irsay - owner Indianapolis Colts
Irwin Jacobs - co-founder/main shareholder Qualcomm
Jeremy Jacobs, Sr - owner Deleware North Companies
George Kaiser - owner Kaiser-Fransis Oil
Sidney Kimmel - founder Jones Apparel Group, Nine West shoe stores
Alexander Knaster - CEO Pampona Capital Management
Charles Koch - CEO/chairman Koch Industries
David Koch - co-owner Koch Industries
William Koch - The Oxbow Group
Bruce Kovner - founder Caxton Associates Robert Kraft - chairman Kraft Group
Michael Krasny - founder/owner CDW Computer
Henry Kravis - co-founder/co-owner Kohelberg, Kravis, Roberts & Company
Edward Lampert - CEO/chairman EPS Investments
Marc Lasry - founder/partner Avenue Capital Group
Leonard Lauder - co-owner/CEO Estee Lauder Companies
Ronald Lauder - co-owner Estee Lauder Companies
Ralph Lauren - founder/chairman Polo Ralph Lauren
Thomas Lee - founder Thomas H. Lee Partners
Richard LeFrak - president LeFrak Organisation
Nancy Lerner - main shareholder MBNA Financial
Norma Lerner - main shareholder MBNA Financial
Randolph Lerner - main shareholder MBNA Financial
Theodore Lerner - principal Lerner Enterprises
Peter Lewis - chairman Progressive Insurance Companies
George Lindemann - Palm Beach Investments
Jeffrey Lurie - owner (1994) Philadelphia Eagles
Stephen Mandel, Jr - founder Lone Pine Capital
Alfred Mann - owner Mankind Corporation
Joe Mansueto - founder/CEO Morningstar Inc
Bernard Marcus - co-founder/co-owner Home Depot
Gary Michelson - spinal surgeon
Michael Milken - Drexel Burnham Lambert
Paul Milstein - partner Milstein Properties
John Morgridge - chairman/CEO Cisco Systems
Michael Moritz - Sequoia Capital
#5438195 at 2019-02-28 23:06:09 (UTC+1) Q Research General #6952: Weaponized Cow Farts Edition
GAP: TO SPLIT INTO TWO PUBLICALLY TRADED COMPANIES
Gap Inc. said Thursday that it plans to split itself into two independent publicly traded companies – one unnamed company consisting of the iconic Gap brand, and Old Navy.
The yet-to-be-named company will include its Gap brand, Athleta, Banana Republic, Intermix and Hill City. Gap's current President and Chief Executive, Art Peck, will hold the same position with the new company after the planned separation, Gap said. Sonia Syngal, current President and CEO of Old Navy, will continue to lead that brand as a standalone business.
The transaction is currently targeted to be completed in 2020, the company said.
"Following a comprehensive review by the Gap Inc. Board of Directors, it's clear that Old Navy's business model and customers have increasingly diverged from our specialty brands over time, and each company now requires a different strategy to thrive moving forward," RobertFisher, Gap's Board Chairman said in a statement.