Criminal Charges filed against Dr. Charles Lieber and 2 others with 21 stolen biological vials


Dr. Charles Lieber
Chemistry professor Charles M. Lieber (center) leaves the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse in Boston after a bail hearing. By Camille G. Caldera Judge set bail at 1MILLION Dollars. (-Harvard)

UPDATED: November 2, 2021 

“Former Harvard Chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber will head to trial this December to fight six felony charges brought against him by federal prosecutors.

Federal authorities arrested Lieber in January 2020 on charges that he made false statements to officials investigating his funding sources. According to the government, Lieber lied to the Defense Department and the National Institutes of Health about alleged ties to China’s Thousand Talents Plan, a talent recruitment program.

In June 2020, a federal grand jury indicted Lieber on two counts of making false statements. Later that summer, he was additionally indicted on four related tax offenses for allegedly failing to report income he received from Wuhan University of Technology.

Last month, Lieber filed a motion to suppress statements he made during a January 2020 interrogation at Harvard University Police Department headquarters following his arrest. Lieber alleged that federal agents “ignored the invocation of his right to an attorney by proceeding with the questioning after he requested an attorney.”

U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel, however, sided with the government, ruling that Lieber saying “I guess I think probably I should have ah, an attorney” was not “sufficiently unambiguous to constitute an invocation of his right to counsel.”

Lieber has maintained his innocence throughout the proceedings. He has received backing from several prominent academics, as well. In March, 41 professors at American universities — including seven Nobel laureates — penned a letter arguing against the federal government’s prosecution of Lieber.

Alongside the charges against him, Lieber has also been battling an advanced form of lymphoma, and his attorneys have pushed for an expedient trial for the opportunity to clear his name. In an Oct. 12 update to the court, Torrey K. Young, one of Lieber’s attorneys, wrote that “Professor Lieber’s health continues to be a paramount concern.”

“There are two possible treatments that Professor Lieber can consider once the current treatment fails to adequately slow cancer progression or the side effects become too severe, which he fears will be sooner rather than later,” Young wrote. “Both treatments require extensive hospitalization (i.e., about a month) with isolation given infection risks. Both treatments also have higher treatment associated morbidity (death) than anything he has already tried.”

The final pretrial conference in the case is scheduled for Dec. 8, with a jury trial beginning Dec. 14.

A federal charge for making false statements allows for a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

Separate from his criminal trial, Lieber continues to pursue a civil suit against Harvard, alleging the University broke its contract by refusing to reimburse his criminal defense fees.

University officials have previously argued that Lieber’s conduct — which they say led Harvard to submit false statements to the government — falls within exclusions in the indemnification policy.

Harvard placed Lieber on paid administrative leave the day of his arrest. In an interview last month, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay declined to comment on an ongoing University review of Lieber.

Spokespeople for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and Harvard declined to comment Monday.”

CORRECTION: November 2, 2021

A previous version of this article misstated the nature of Lieber’s illness. In fact, he has an advanced form of lymphoma.

UPDATES  August 2021

Attorneys defending former Chemistry department chair Charles M. Lieber, who was charged with lying to federal authorities examining his ties to China, said during a status conference last month that Lieber’s cancer diagnosis and deteriorating health call for an expedient trial.

As the trial looms, legal experts spoke with The Crimson about Lieber’s possible defense strategies, which might implicate Harvard and draw attention to University policies around foreign funding disclosure.

At the March 26 status conference, Mukasey argued that the case is time-sensitive due to Lieber’s deteriorating health condition.

“Professor Lieber frankly does not have time for delay, procrastination, and stalling,” Mukasey said. “This is known publicly: he has a very advanced form of lymphoma, his PET scans are lighted up with cancer, and conventional treatments have failed.”

Please visit THE HARVARD CRIMSON for more details of the trial. (April 2021)

We recommend this read as well :

Excerpt from  Dr. Charles Lieber’s Connections to The Plague, The Plot, and Psychotronic Warfare

“But here is what is most telling: FBI affiant Plumb obfuscated Lieber’s value to China. Federal prosecutors concealed the certainties regarding Lieber’s actual bio-electrical intellectual property and neuro-science transfer activities. Plumb charged Lieber with Chinese espionage activity thusly: “The stated purpose of the agreement, which had a five-year effective term, was to ‘carry out advanced research and development of nanowire-based lithium ion batteries with high performance for electric vehicles.’”

“Electric vehicles?” OUTRAGEOUS! Beyond reasonable doubt the only “electric vehicles” in Lieber’s labs were humans, who ‘volunteered’ to submit to experiments examining, inter alia, “Precision electronic medicine in the brain.”

Prof. Charles Lieber Scandal

 

UPDATES August 29, 2020

 FBI have uncovered a campaign by Chinese officials to seed U.S. universities with clandestine military scientists.

Visiting researcher at UCLA is arrested and charged with destroying evidence

 

  • A visiting researcher (another Chinese National) at UCLA has been arrested and charged with destroying evidence
  • Affidavit : In July 2020, the FBI began an investigation of Guan Lei in July, suspecting he had committed visa fraud and possibly transferred “sensitive software or technical data” from UCLA, where he studied machine-learning algorithms in the school’s mathematics department, to “high-ranking” officials in the Chinese military

 

UPDATES June 2020 : To Our readers: Facebook  had sighted and removed this article  and labeled it as a ” Partly False” Story. None of this story is false, and we fought  Facebook and were able to get our Article reinstated.- The Truth Denied

June 16, 2020

 

  • Dr. Charles Lieber, 61, was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on two counts of making false statements. Lieber was arrested on Jan. 28, 2020 and charged by criminal complaint.
  • Criminal complaint states that Lieber  “did not disclose that he was being paid a salary of up to $50,000 per month and up to $158,000 per year “ in living expenses by China’s Thousand Talents Plan and the Wuhan University of Technology.

 

March 2020

  • Zaosong Zhengh has been freed on $100,000 bond over the objections of federal prosecutors. 
  • Zaosong Zheng, 30, walked out of U.S. District Court in Worcester, Massachusetts on Friday but will remain under GPS-monitored house arrest, The Telegram & Gazette reported. His passport has also been confiscated.

 

  • Boston judge rules Zheng Zaosong, accused of trying to smuggle specimens in vials to China, poses flight risk
  • Doctoral student faces charges of ‘making false statements’ to US agents

 

FOX NEWS REPORTED: Tom cotton suggests Coronavirus virus could be biological weapon… See report below.

Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton has pushed the conspiracy theory that Coronavirus is a man-made biological weapon. In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on February 16, Cotton said, “This virus did not originate in the Wuhan animal market. Several of the original cases did not have any contact with that food market. We don’t know where it originated … we also know that just a few miles away from that food market is China’s only Bio Safety level 4 super laboratory that researches human infectious diseases. We don’t have evidence that this disease originated there … but we at least have to ask the question.”

As far as we know, this was a report that was really never substantiated by any solid claims, but you be the judge.

On Tuesday, prosecutors charged  Dr. Charles Lieber alongside two other Chinese researchers. Of those two researchers, one is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and charged with attempting to smuggle research to China and the other allegedly holds a lieutenant rank in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

 

What do Dr. Charles Lieber, Yanqing Ye, &  Zaosong Zheng all have in common? *Conspiracy Theorists* say it’s all connected to the Coronavirus.What does hijacking America’s trade secrets have to do with Wuhan, China?  Keep reading…

Who is Dr. Charles Lieber?

The crimes listed against Dr. Charles Lieber in the  AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION FOR CRIMINAL COMPLAINT   are as follows:

  • Making false statements including: materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Plan & and his affiliation with Wuhan University of Technology (“WUT”) in China. *Note: WUT is a university located in Wuhan, China. It is considered a top-tier Chinese university recognized for its studies of science and technology. 

 

Wuhan is Ground zero for Coronavirus:

Hubei Province is in lockdown –
  • 58 million people – including 24 million rural residents – told to stay home until further notice
  • Businesses to close and road traffic limited to official vehicles
  • South China Morning Post  reports  that as of Feb. 17, 2019 “people will not be able to leave their residential community or village.”

 

The back story On Dr. Charles Lieber

According to court documents, since 2008, Dr. Charles Lieber has served as the Principal Investigator of the Lieber Research Group at Harvard University, which specialized in the area of nanoscience, (focused broadly on science and technology at the nanoscale, using novel synthesized 2  building blocks to push scientific boundaries in diverse areas from biology/medicine to energy and computing.”)  He has received more than $15,000,000 in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD) since 2008

 

Interesting enough, if you Google Dr. Charles Lieber on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, his name does not come up. Mainstream media has NOT mentioned this fact.  Yet he has been paid $15,ooo,000 by  NIH as well as DOD for his affiliated research.   ( https://ned.nih.gov/search/)

After initially signing the Chinese ” Thousand Talents Agreement “, Dr. Lieber returned to (Wuhan) WUT in November 2012. Lieber’s travel expenses to and from Wuhan were paid by WUT. Prior to this trip, arrangements were made to pay Lieber his salary and living expenses as specified in the Thousand Talents Agreement. For example, in an email dated on or about October 26, 2012, a WUT employee (hereafter the “WUT Employee”) wrote to LIEBER:

“Before your visit, I would like to talk about one detail in the
implementation of the contract of “one thousand talent” high level
foreign expert between you and our university. According to the
article concerning the payment and living conditions, I want to know
the way you prefer to be paid so that everything can be prepared
before your coming. I would like to provide two. options for you to
choose if you do not mind. Option one. I help you open a new bank
account in the Chinese Bank named [redacted]. The payment will
be put into your account and you can get the payment from the
branch of [redacted] in your country. Option Two. I can prepare
the payment in cash.”

Referring to Page 11 of the criminal complaint , note that “less than three months later, on or about January 10, 2013, the WUT Professor emailed Dr. Lieber an agreement titled “Academic Cooperative Agreement between Harvard University, USA and Wuhan University of Technology, P.R. China.” The stated purpose of the agreement, which had a five-year effective term, was to “carry out advanced research and development of nanowire-based lithium ion batteries with high performance for electric vehicles.”

Dr. Charles Lieber
Dr. Charles Lieber: The WUT-Harvard Joint Nano Key Laboratory Officially Founded On November 12, the opening ceremony of the WUT-Harvard Nano Joint Key Laboratory was held in the Building 33 of the West Campus of WUT. The ceremony was hosted by Professor Zhang Lianmeng, Vice President of WUT. Professor Charles M. Lieber, member of the US Academy of Sciences, Professor Zhao Dongyuan, a professor from Fudan University and attended by member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mr. Ma linying, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Leifengyun, Deputy Director of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Professor Zhang Qingjie, President of WUT and other relevant department heads.

 

Lieber then signed the contract without notifying any Harvard officials, yet signed the document on behalf of Havard University to which he had no authority to execute whatsoever.How did this oversight happen?

Doctor Lieber’s  questionable behavior would continue over the next few years seemingly under the radar of the Harvard directors. He continued opening and closing bank accounts in China for deposits from WUT, getting paid in cash, hiring other lab techs in China , and lying to the Harvard board when questioned about violating University policy. In one instance he even  told Harvard officials that he was involved in a collaborative research with WUT for “mutual scientific interaction,” but that WUT was using Harvard’s name and logo without his knowledge or consent. ” Yes, he through China under the bus with his tactics.

Finally, after suspicion further mounted with Harvard, Lieber contacted WUT and in a persuasive email forcibly stated:

 “Our agreement for research collaboration is between you/Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) and me, and does not constitute an agreement with Harvard University.” -(Dr. Lieber to WUT  in an email  documented on P.13 item 26 of the criminal complaint.)

2016-2017  Lieber soon  distanced himself from WUT biolabs, even asking students from WUT to join him at Harvard University rather then work out of WAT.  Yet, even after said contracts had long been expired, Dr. Lieber continued to get paid by the Wuhan University as evidenced in detailed emails from Lieber to WUT regarding Invitations to China and how Lieber would get paid , just like in previously mentioned emails. (See P.14 section 29)

2018 -The DOD started sniffing around and eventually Lieber lied to them again stating that he had never been invited to China to join the 1000 Talents programs.By this time there had been 8 million shelled out to Lieber and the “programs” that he was conducting. To cover his tracks, Lieber then wrote this very telling email to WUT, fearful of what may come next. He emailed this 2 days after the DOD had interviewed him. The email reads:

“Can you also provide me with the link/info to CAS webpage where
I am listed as directing (?) that lab at Wuhan? I lost a lot of sleep
won-ying about all of these things last night and want to start taking
steps to correct sooner than later. I will be careful about what I
discuss with Harvard University, and none of this will be shared
with government investigators at this time.” (*CAS refers to the China Academy of Science)

2018- Besides Dr. Lieber’s obvious money laundering , what else was he  hiding from US officials ?  He was taking large sums of money from Communist China for Pete’s sake! Other interesting notes on this investigation were that  Lieber was “the principal investigator associated with at least three NIH-funded research grants awarded to Harvard University since 2008. The total value of those grants exceeded $10 million. Two of those grants were being actively funded by NIH as of November 2018.” This had still not been disclosed to Harvard, or the investigators, as  Dr. Lieber  always denied any such relationship with NIH.

2019- “Based upon information provided by LIEBER during that interview, Harvard submitted a detailed written response to NIH on or about January 10, 2019. I believe that LIEBER caused Harvard to make materially false and misleading statements about his connection to WUT and the Thousand Talents Plan in that written submission. ” (P.16 item 35)

The claims listed in the  AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION FOR CRIMINAL COMPLAINT  that the Justice Department carefully outlines the fraudulent claims made by Dr. Charles Lieber  are as follows:

  • Making false statements including: materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Plan & and his affiliation with Wuhan University of Technology (“WUT”) in China. *Note: WUT is a university located in Wuhan, China. It is considered a top-tier Chinese university recognized for its studies of science and technology. 

 

Who is Yanqing Ye?

The FBI has released a wanted poster for Yanqing Ye, the lieutenant for China’s military who is accused lying on her visa application and researching U.S. military websites for her country.
The FBI has released a wanted poster for Yanqing Ye, the lieutenant for China’s military who is accused lying on her visa application and researching U.S. military websites for her country. She is currently located in China as of this report, and is wanted for Count One: Visa Fraud, Count Two: Making False Statements, Count Three: Acting as an Agent of a  Foreign Government, and Count Four: Conspiracy to which Ye, was charged with Jan. 30th, 2020

 

 

Who is Zaosong Zheng?

No bail for Chinese researcher Zaosong Zheng found with cancer study items in sock.

‘ very serious ‘

 

On December 9, 2019,  Chinese a scientific researcher was caught attempting to sneak out of the US with 21 biological vials from a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center lab. He was  busted at the US customs border at Logan Airport . Court documents reflect that Zaosong Zheng, who is a 30-year-old Chinese citizen  is currently  being charged with making  false, fictitious and fraudulent statements after being questioned.The flight that he intended to catch was headed for Beijing, China.  Zheng said in a statement that he received the vials from “a friend”, and that friend  was Dr. Zhang Tao. Who is Dr. Zhang Tao and why is this important?

Agents accessed Zheng’s luggage and discovered 21 vials wrapped in plastic bags and concealed in a sock, records state. The vials contained brown liquid and included hand-written labels and notes. Zheng is accused of taking the vials from the medical center on Dec. 9.”

The vials are being tested by the FBI, but details of the results have not been published as of yet.We will update this article when we find new information.

 

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BOSTON, MA – JUNE 04: An aerial view of Logan airport and the greater Boston area as photographed on June 4, 2013 in Boston, Massachussets. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

 

More  on  Zaosong Zheng

Questions to keep in mind:

Zaosong Zheng studied under the supervision of Dr. Zhang Tao who worked in Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Software Security, and Software Engineering.Zheng said he spent two to three months replicating the research of Zhang Tao and that he’d also replicated 11 vials of Tao’s research. He stated that the hospital was unaware.

Zaosong Zheng was a researcher of cancer, not AI or software security, so researching under Dr. Zhang Tao doesn’t add up.

 

As to the connection between these doctors, professors, students and  Coronavirus, many have suspected that there could be a chance that any of them were working on a cure or a vaccine for Cornoavirus. The timing of these ‘busts’ and the  events  associated with them seem a bit unnatural.

Canadian arrested:  Coronavirus: Wuhan has deadly pathogen lab linked to Chinese scientist under investigation. Yet another lab tech/scientist that no one seems to be talking about either. Check out  https://www.express.co.uk  for more.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1226351178184679424

 

Hijacking American Trade Secrets

It’s no big  secret that the  Chinese Talent programs have rewarded individuals in the past  for stealing proprietary information and violating export controls. It’s better well known as intellectual property theft, as in the case with the controversial 5G tech company known as  Huawei  https://www.huawei.com/en/ 

 

 

Sources:

 

Roxy Lopez of The Truth Denied
Roxy Lopez of The Truth Denied

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