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Former OSU Employee Charged With Aiding China

Federal prosecutors have charged a former Ohio State University employee with using federal grant money to develop research that was funneled to China. 

57-year-old  Song Guo Zheng allegedly used 4.1 million dollars in NIH grantsto help develop China’s expertise in rheumatology and immunology. He is also charged with making false statements about working in China while employed at universities in the U.S. He's being held without bond. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.