Ex-Harvard professor sentenced to 6 months house arrest for lying about China ties – media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former Harvard University professor was sentenced on Wednesday to six months’ house arrest for lying about his ties to a China-run recruitment program in one of the highest-profile cases to result from a crackdown on Chinese influence on U.S. research.

Charles Lieber, the former chair of Harvard’s chemistry department, was sentenced by a federal judge to one day in prison – time that Lieber had already served following his arrest – and half a year of house arrest with a fine of $50,000, the Harvard Crimson newspaper and news website Semafor reported.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Washington)

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