(RoyalPatriot.com)- A University of Florida researcher and professor has reportedly been indicted after fraudulently obtaining grants from the National Institutes of Health to the tune of $ 2 million.
The Department of Justice released information on the case, describing how Lin Yang has been charged with four counts of making false statements and six counts of wire fraud.
In a statement, the Department of Justice revealed how Yang first obtained a $1.75 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and publish imaging informatics tools for muscles.
“Between September 2014 and July 2019, Yang served as the principal investigator for the NIH grant at UF. As the principal investigator, Yang was responsible for conducting and administering the grant in compliance with applicable federal law and institutional policies. Among other things, Yang was required to disclose his foreign research support and financial conflicts of interest, including his ownership of, or interest in, a foreign company,” the department said.
Yang is also accused of establishing a business named “Deep Infomatics” in China in 2016, and is understood to have promoted his Chinese business by claiming that his products were the product of research supported by millions of dollars of American government funding.
Yang also reportedly applied for the People’s Republic of China’s Thousand Talents Program (TTP) and was accepted. The TTP was a plan established by the communist Chinese government to encourage the transfer of intellectual property, ideas, and technology from American universities.
And the Democrats don’t think Chinese communists pose a threat?
The DOJ indictment alleges that Yang purposely concealed his conflicts of interest and didn’t declare his ties to the Chinese government in order to continue receiving American federal funding.
On several occasions, he also reportedly submitted disclosures to the NIH which contained incorrect statements and omissions about his connections to foreign governments.
While the indictment was first returned by a federal grand jury on December 15th last year, during the Trump administration, they were only unsealed this week.
It’s another stark warning that American intellectual property is not only frequently stolen by researchers from China, but that the Chinese government actively encourages its citizens through its own government programs to steal American technology and ideas.
No word from President Joe Biden about what he intends to do about this…