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Prosecutors recommend dropping Chinese ties case against MIT scientist

Prosecutors recommend dropping Chinese ties case against MIT scientist

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have recommended that the Justice Department drop the criminal charges against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology mechanical engineering professor accused of concealing his ties to China, according to people familiar with the case, such as the Biden administration assesses an attempt to counter Chinese influence at American universities.

Gang Chen was arrested last January on charges of hiding positions he held in China in a grant application he filed with the US Department of Energy in 2017. Justice Department officials have decided to drop charges against Chen, based in part on new information from an Energy Department official, the people said.

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