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UT engineering professor acquitted of wire fraud, false statement charges

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A University of Tennessee engineering professor has been acquitted of charges that alleged he hid his ties with a Chinese university from the federal government.

Anming Hu, 51, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering at UTK, was acquitted Thursday of all six charges against him, three counts of wire fraud and three counts of making false statements.