By MARK PRATT
BOSTON (AP) — A former Harvard University professor convicted of lying to federal investigators about his ties to a Chinese-run science recruiting program and failing to pay taxes on payments from a Chinese university was sentenced Wednesday to supervised release. and was ordered to pay more than $83,000 in restitution and penalties. Charles Lieber, former chair of Harvard’s department of chemistry and chemical biology, was convicted in December 2021. Lieber was sentenced to time served, two years of supervised release, the first six months in home confinement, a $50,000 fine, and $ 33,600 in restitution to the IRS, which has already been paid. Prosecutors asked for three months in prison.
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