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摘要:

据美国司法部网站公布,位于波士顿的贝丝以色列女执事医疗中心的一名郑姓中国籍研究员对波士顿联邦法院对其盗窃科研成果的虚假陈述认罪。郑曾在2018-2019年在该医疗中心从事癌细胞研究,并在去年12月在试图将盗取的研究材料随身带回中国的途中被捕。

司法部网站原文翻译:

Chinese Researcher Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Federal Agents

中国研究员承认对联邦特工做了虚假陈述

BOSTON – A Chinese national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to making false statements in connection with his theft of 21 vials of biological research.

波士顿-一名中国公民今天在波士顿联邦法院对他关于盗窃21小瓶生物研究成果的虚假陈述认罪。

Zaosong Zheng, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of making false, fictitious or fraudulent statements. U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper scheduled sentencing for January 6, 2021. According to the terms of the plea agreement, Zheng has agreed to a judicial order of removal from the United States after his sentencing hearing. Zheng was arrested on Dec. 10, 2019, at Boston’s Logan International Airport and charged by criminal complaint.

现年31岁的郑早松(Zaosong Zheng)对一项虚假,虚构或欺诈性的陈述表示认罪。美国地方法院法官丹尼斯·卡斯珀(Denise J.Casper)定于2021年1月6日宣布判决。根据认罪协议的条款,郑已同意在宣判后,将其从美国驱逐出境的司法命令。郑于2019年12月10日在波士顿洛根国际机场被捕,并被刑事起诉。

In August 2018, Zheng entered the United States on a J-1 visa and conducted cancer-cell research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston from Sept. 4, 2018, to Dec. 9, 2019. On Dec. 9, 2019, Zheng stole 21 vials of biological research, hid them in his luggage, and attempted to take them out of the United States aboard a flight destined for China. Federal officers at Logan Airport discovered the vials hidden in a sock inside one of Zheng’s bags, and not properly packaged. When asked by federal officers whether he was traveling with any biological items or research, Zheng lied and answered “no.” Zheng later admitted he had stolen the vials from a lab at Beth Israel. Zheng stated that he intended to bring the vials to China to use them to conduct research in his own laboratory and publish the results under his own name.

2018年8月,郑以J-1签证进入美国,并于2018年9月4日至2019年12月9日期间在波士顿的贝丝以色列女执事医疗中心从事癌细胞研究。2019年12月9日,郑偷了21小瓶生物研究材料,藏在他的行李箱中,并试图通过飞往中国的航班把它们带出美国。洛根机场的联邦官员在郑的提包里发现了这些藏在袜子里没有合适包装的小瓶。当联邦官员问他是否携带任何生物制品或研究物品旅行时,郑谎称 “没有”。郑后来承认他从以色列贝斯实验室来盗取了这些小瓶。郑说,他打算将小瓶带回中国,用它们在自己的实验室进行研究,然后以自己的名义发表研究成果。

The charge of making false, fictitious and fraudulent statements provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

作出虚假,虚构和欺诈性陈述的指控最高可判处五年徒刑,三年监管释放和罚款25万美元。联邦地方法院法官根据美国量刑准则和其他法定因素判决。

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Michael Denning, Director of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Boston Field Office; and William Higgins, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Export Enforcement, Boston Field Office made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Benjamin Tolkoff and Jason Casey of Lelling’s National Security Unit are prosecuting the case.

美国律师安德鲁·莱林(Andrew E. Lellin);约瑟夫·博纳沃隆塔(Joseph R. Bonavolonta),波士顿调查局联邦调查局特别负责人,波士顿现场办公室部门;迈克尔·丹宁(Michael Denning),美国海关与边境保护局运营总监,波士顿外地办事处;和威廉·希金斯(William Higgins),美国商务部波士顿执行办公室出口执法办公室特别负责人今天一起宣布了这一消息。莱林国家安全部门的律师本杰明·托尔科夫(Benjamin Tolkoff)和杰森·凯西(Jason Casey)正在起诉此案。

原文链接:

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/chinese-researcher-pleads-guilty-making-false-statements-federal-agents

翻译:【JennyL】; 校对:【信正】;编辑:【GM113】

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