US Detains Chinese Researcher Accused of Hiding Military Links | World news

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A Chinese researcher accused of concealing her links to the Chinese military on a visa application has been held in a northern California prison, as the Justice Department accused the Chinese consulate in San Francisco of harboring a known fugitive.Sacramento County Jail records show Juan Tang, 37, was being held on behalf of federal authorities after his arrest by the US Marshals Service. It was not known if she had a lawyer who could comment on her behalf.

The Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against Tang and three other scientists living in the United States, saying they lied about their status as members of the People’s Liberation Army of China. All have been charged with visa fraud.

Tang was the last of the four to be arrested and was scheduled to appear in federal court on Monday. The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco did not immediately respond to emails and Facebook messages seeking comment and it was not possible to leave a phone message.

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