MIT Professor Arrested and Charged With Grant Fraud & Hiding Ties To China

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A professor and researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was charged last week with grant fraud after allegedly hiding his relationship with China.

Gang Chen, 56, was arrested at his home in Cambridge and search warrants were executed at his house and office.

The FBI in Boston said Chen has failed to disclose his work with China to the U.S. Department of Energy when he applied for millions of dollars in grants. reports: According to charging documents, Chen is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in China. He is a professor and researcher at MIT where he serves as Director of the MIT Pappalardo Micro/Nano Engineering Laboratory and Director of the Solid-State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC). Since approximately 2013, Chen’s research at MIT has been funded by more than $19 million in grants awarded by various U.S. federal agencies.

Since 2012, Chen has allegedly held various appointments with the PRC designed to promote the PRC’s technological and scientific development by providing advice and expertise – sometimes directly to PRC government officials – and often in exchange for financial compensation. This includes acting as an “overseas expert” for the PRC government at the request of the PRC Consulate Office in New York and serving as a member of at least two PRC Talent Programs. Since 2013, Chen allegedly received approximately $29 million of foreign funding, including $19 million from the PRC’s Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech).

It is further alleged that Chen’s efforts to promote the PRC’s scientific and economic development were partially detailed in a February 2016 email that Chen sent himself using his MIT e-mail account.  The email read:

1. promote chinese collaboration

2. China places innovation (scientific) as key and core not fashion [sic], but because

we must do it, from historic trend as well from our stage

3. our economy is no. 2, but from technology (structure of economy) and human

resources, we are far from no. 2

4. we are paying big price in environment, not sustainable, as well as from labor cost

5. environment protection and development in same place, environment even higher, clean energy if higher cost, reduce steel, cement. We must count on technology, cannot grow as past

6. communist 18th convention, scientific innovation placed at core. We realize not just independent innovation; but also internationalize to plan for and facilitate. Closed door innovation does not work; innovation as driving force

From at least 2017 to 2019 when Chen was serving in several advisory roles for the PRC and PRC entities, Chen applied for and obtained a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant in order to fund a portion of his research at MIT.  In doing so, it is alleged that Chen failed to disclose information about his ongoing affiliations with the PRC as required by DOE.

Chen also allegedly failed to disclose to the IRS in his 2018 tax return that he maintained a bank account in the PRC with more than $10,000 in 2018.

The charge of wire fraud provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of making false statements provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of failing to file an FBAR provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


  1. And all the rat if them ,all rhe research Grant’s, the medicaid payments ,the charity drives all line thevpickets of the same CD class and drain the welfare and social security systems leaving thousands homeless hungry and desperate Mass inequality And people accuse them of being communists

  2. I have become suspicious of any non-natives in our country. We would be naive to think that many of them share American values.

  3. one thing you must realize, is there is a force behind china, and force inside the USA working together. China could not do what they are doing with out a lot of help.
    1)China is owned by the western central banks
    2) our government is bought by the same
    3)there are only 500 federal politicians to be bribed and bought, inorder to have complete control of the USA. just 3/4 of them is enough for control.
    our country can and has easily been bought.
    The law enforcement leadership has also been bought up and or bribed up or black mailed.
    one of the founding fathers said that our constitution will work well as long as a moral people is maintained.
    So when we lost our morals, we lost the republic.
    I think is was Ben Franklin that said, “We gave you a Constitutional Republic, if you can keep it”
    We could not keep it.

    We were dismantled by the Central Bank owners.

    I think their agenda is to make a sham out of our government to prove that a soverign government just doesn’t work and they hope that the Americans will beg for a one world government to come straighten out the mess that they themselves caused. They know Americans dont under stand what really is happening.

    Mao was installed in power by the Rothschilds, funded and guided until his death, then reappointed the new leadership, and then made China a captialist country to suck the manufacture base out of the USA.

    The banks are not interested in and country’s borders. they want to systematically dissolve them so they can have complete control over everything.
    they are only interested in money as a tool for power. They print as much as they want.

  4. Did anyone see that a 57 year old Rothschild had a “heart attack” this week?
    I wonder if there is something going on. The old heart attack poison. maybe.
    a family sacrifice or a family war about to start? or just a real heart attack. baron rothschild dead and 57

  5. Well, seeing as how Hunter got away with it too, I expect President Harris will pardon him after ‘ol Sleepy Joe steps down.

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