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Tennessee professor with ties to China acquitted by district judge

Professor with ties to China acquitted

A federal judge on Thursday threw out all charges against a University of Tennessee professor accused of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from NASA.

Anming Hu was arrested in February 2020 and charged with three counts of wire fraud and three counts of making false statements. The arrest was part of a broader Justice Department crackdown under President Donald Trump’s administration against university researchers who conceal their ties to Chinese institutions.