A Kansas associate professor hid the work he was doing for the Chinese government while working at the University of Kansas.
According to federal charges filed on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the man also attempted to recruit other researchers and students.
Feng “Franklin” Tao, 47, of Lawrence, Kansas was charged with two counts of wire fraud and one count of program fraud for failure to disclose on conflict-of-interest forms of the work he was doing for China while working as a full-time associate professor at the University of Kansas’ Center for Environmental Beneficial Catalysis. Prosecutors said the U.S. Department of Energy funded some of Tao’s research at the University of Kansas.
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