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Federal prosecutors are dropping their case against an MIT professor accused of hiding his connections with China

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  • Federal prosecutors are dropping their case against MIT professor Gang Chen, who's accused of hiding his connection to China on grant applications.

  • US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts said Thursday that her office "can no longer meet our burden of proof at trial."

  • "Gang did not commit any of the offenses he was charged with. Full stop," his lawyer told Insider.

Federal prosecutors have moved to drop charges against Gang Chen, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who was charged with grant fraud and accused of withholding information on his affiliations with Chinese government institutions in applications for federal grants.

US Attorney for District of Massachusetts Rachael S. Rollins announced Thursday that her office would not be moving forward with the case because "we can no longer meet our burden of proof at trial."

 

 


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