Chinese Professor Took Millions From NIH While Failing To Disclose Chinese Communist Party Ties

Lin Yang, a University of Florida professor and researcher, has been indicted for fraudulently obtaining nearly $2 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health by concealing financial ties to the Chinese Communist Party. According to the Department of Justice, Yang’s charges include six counts of wire fraud and four counts of making false statements to an agency of the United States: Yang obtained a $1.75 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop and disseminate an imaging informatics tool for muscles known as “MuscleMiner.” Between September 2014 and July 2019, Yang served as the principal