Feds Charge Southern Illinois U. Prof with Grant Fraud over Secret Ties to China

Feds Charge Southern Illinois U. Prof with Grant Fraud over Secret Ties to China


A mathematics professor and researcher at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, was indicted this week by a federal grand jury for grant fraud, after allegedly failing to disclose secret support he had received from the Chinese Communist Party and a Chinese university.

Southern Illinois University professor Mingqing Xiao was charged with two counts of wire fraud and one count of making a false statement, according to a press release by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

According to court documents, Xiao fraudulently obtained $151,099 in federal grant money from the National Science Foundation (NSF) by concealing support he was receiving from China’s government, and Shenzhen University, a public university in China.

“Again, an American professor stands accused of enabling the Chinese government’s efforts to corruptly benefit from U.S. research funding by lying about his obligations to, and support from, an arm of the Chinese government and a Chinese public university,” said Assistant

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