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An associate professor and researcher at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville has been arrested for allegedly concealing ties to a Chinese university while receiving federal funding, according to a recent Justice Department press release. Amning Hu was charged with three counts of wire fraud and three counts of making false statements following a grand jury indictment for “concealing his affiliation with Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) in China” in order to receive a research grant from NASA. According to the Justice Department, NASA is prohibited from using federal dollars to collaborate with China or Chinese universities. Hu allegedly made…

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