A University of Arkansas-Fayetteville professor was arrested on Friday after federal authorities determined he concealed alleged ties to the Chinese government in an application for NASA grant funding.
Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, is being charged with one count of wire fraud. A criminal complaint released after Ang’s initial court appearance on Monday describes the engineering professor as having close ties to the Chinese government and Chinese companies. Such affiliations would have been required disclosures on applications for NASA grants, and the authorities are claiming Ang concealed them.
#BREAKING Simon Ang, a @UArkansas professor, was just charged with wire fraud. Ang allegedly had close ties to the #Chinese government, which he failed to disclose as required when receiving grant money from @NASA. More about this #FBI case here: https://t.co/dB6QE21sXg #ARnews pic.twitter.com/j1ohqhJZO1
— FBI Little Rock (@FBILittleRock) May 11, 2020
Ang’s academic biography on the University of Arkansas College of Engineering website describes the man as an accomplished professor. The biography says Ang “received numerous teaching awards and supervised over 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, agricultural engineering, and mechanical engineering.” He’s published more than 300 academic articles and holds four U.S. patents.
The DOJ alleges that Ang’s “materially false representations to NASA and the University of Arkansas resulted in numerous wires to be sent and received that facilitated Ang’s scheme to defraud” in initial court filings.
Federal charges of wire fraud can be punishable by a prison sentence of up to 20 years.
Chinese government infiltration of American universities is well documented. The Chinese Communist Party has a track record of collecting sensitive scientific and research information at American universities through networks of international students and faculty. China’s communist authoritarian government is also known for buying influence within major universities, spending billions of dollars in nominal donations to create academic programs that disseminate propaganda and answer to Chinese intelligence.
SICK: Keith Olbermann Calls for President Trump to Receive “Death Penalty”
Former MSNBC commentator turned deranged liberal fanatic Keith Olbermann called for the killing of President Donald Trump in the latest of his YouTube rants on Tuesday, stating that the President should receive the death penalty for every “charge” of Americans who have died of coronavirus.
This would add up to 200,000 unique death penalties.
Olbermann made the demand in a charged rant- his exclusive mode of communication in recent years- in which he exclusively blamed the President for the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) October 20, 2020
Twitter has previously said that it would ban or suspend those that call for the President’s death in the context of his coronavirus diagnosis. Olbermann is taking it a step further- actively calling for his execution- but as of Tuesday night, his verified Twitter account appears wholly funcitonal and unimpeded.
As Olbermann specifically blames President Trump for the impact of the global disease, he seems to be ignoring the reality that daily coronavirus deaths in Europe are now rising above those in the United States, and that it’s more than likely the “progressive” European Union will incur more coronavirus deaths per capita than the US has.
For those who think this is irrelevant because these are just “cases,” below deaths – which always lag cases by 6-8 weeks pic.twitter.com/SmSfxMuINU
— Bruno Maçães (@MacaesBruno) October 18, 2020
The President, or any political leader, is not God, and the ultimate effects of a novel viral disease are determined by variables largely outside of human control. Olbermann has descended into the hysteria of the bizarre “believe science” liberal religion, while largely ignoring the scientific reality on the capabilities of world leaders to simply “turn off” the coronavirus disease.
It’s generally poor form to speculate on the mental faculties of public figures- including partisan political personalities- but this kind of vengeful sentiment may indicate a personality disorder on the one that expresses it.
There’s no word as to a potential Secret Service investigation into the hysterical MSNBC alumni as of yet.
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