Researcher in Wisconsin Is Charged With Stealing Cancer Data for China

Prosecutors have charged a researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin with stealing a possible cancer-fighting compound and research data for the benefit of a Chinese university, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Huajun Zhao, who worked as an associate researcher at the college, faces a single count of economic espionage. Prosecutors said he had stolen bottles of a cancer-research compound called C-25 and the data that led to its development, which he wanted to bring back to China. He was suspended from the college in February.

The researcher’s lawyer told the newspaper that the case was a “complex” one that involved “a talented professional accused of a serious crime.” The president of the college said it was cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the case.

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