US drops charges against Chinese-born MIT professor

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Washington (AFP) – The US Justice Department dismissed criminal charges on Thursday against a Chinese-born professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who had been accused of failing to disclose his ties with China. Gang Chen, a nanotechnologist who headed the mechanical engineering department at the prestigious Boston university, had been charged with wire fraud, failure to report a foreign bank account and making a false statement. US Attorney Rachael Rollins said the charges against Chen were being dropped as a “result of our continued investigation” into the matter. “After…

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