Nasa researcher Zhengdong Cheng was fired from Texas A&M University soon after his arrest. Photo: Texas A&M University
Nasa researcher Zhengdong Cheng was fired from Texas A&M University soon after his arrest. Photo: Texas A&M University

Nasa researcher Zhengdong Cheng pleads guilty in China ties case

  • The ex-university professor in Texas was accused of concealing his work in China while his team received nearly US$750,000 US federal grants for space research
  • He was sentenced to time already served during pretrial incarceration – about 13 months, and agreed to pay restitution of US$86,876 and a US$20,000 fine

Nasa researcher Zhengdong Cheng was fired from Texas A&M University soon after his arrest. Photo: Texas A&M University
Nasa researcher Zhengdong Cheng was fired from Texas A&M University soon after his arrest. Photo: Texas A&M University
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