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In the News: Ohio State University Professor Arrested and Charged with Grant Fraud

July 9, 2020

Professor Song Guo Zheng allegedly was fleeing the country via a charter aircraft after learning his university was investigating whether he was complying with the terms of his NIH grants.   The Attorney General for National Security, John C. Demers noted the professor …”allegedly and deliberately fail[ed] to disclose his relationship with a Chinese University and receipt of funds from the Chinese Government in order to obtain millions of dollars in U.S grant money. […] This case, like too many others, should serve as a reminder that the United States Government takes seriously the obligation of truthfulness and transparency on grant applications, and those who violate the law to benefit China or any other foreign nation will be held accountable.”

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