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It’s not the nCoV virus, but they have confirmed a case of something China-related in Cambridge.

A Harvard University professor has been charged with lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program and concealing payments he received from the Chinese government for research, federal officials said Tuesday.

Charles Lieber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, is accused of hiding his involvement in China’s Thousand Talents Plan, a program designed to lure people with knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property to China.

Under Lieber’s Thousand Talents program contract, prosecutors say he was paid $50,000 a month by the Wuhan University of Technology in China and living expenses up to $158,000. He was also awarded more than $1.5 million to establish a research lab at the Chinese university, prosecutors said.

American as apple pie. I wonder if this might have any effect on the Asians v Harvard case. And, I wonder what was in the vials they were sneaking out? Something come back to bite them? Interesting, if predictable.