司法部起诉“千人计划”学者哈佛化学系前主任税务欺诈

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 28, 2020

2020年7月28日 立即发布

Harvard University Professor Charged with Tax Offenses

哈佛大学教授被控逃税

Dr. Charles Lieber was previously indicted on charges of making false statements to federal authorities regarding his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Program

参与中国“千人计划”的查尔斯·利伯(Charles Lieber)博士因涉嫌之前向联邦政府做出虚假陈述而遭起诉

The former Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department was charged today in a superseding indictment with tax offenses for failing to report income he received from Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in Wuhan, China.

哈佛大学化学与化学生物学系前主任今天因涉嫌瞒报从中国武汉理工大学(WUT)获得的收入,而被追加起诉书指控逃税。

Dr. Charles Lieber, 61, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston on two counts of making and subscribing a false income tax return and two counts of failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts (FBAR) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  In June 2020, Lieber was indicted on two counts of making false statements to federal authorities.  Lieber was arrested on Jan. 28, 2020.

现年61岁的查尔斯·利伯博士,被波士顿联邦大陪审团起诉,罪名是两例制作和签署虚假所得税申报表,以及两例未向国家税务局(IRS)提交外国银行和金融账户报告(FBAR)。2020年6月,利伯因向联邦当局作两项虚假陈述罪名而遭起诉,并于2020年1月28日被捕。

The superseding indictment alleges that Lieber served as the Principal Investigator of the Lieber Research Group at Harvard University, which received more than $15 million in federal research grants between 2008 and 2019. Unbeknownst to his employer, Harvard University, Lieber allegedly became a “Strategic Scientist” at WUT and, later, a contractual participant in China’s Thousand Talents Plan from at least 2012 through 2015.  China’s Thousand Talents Plan is one of the most prominent Chinese talent recruitment plans designed to attract, recruit and cultivate high-level scientific talent in furtherance of China’s scientific development, economic prosperity and national security.

追加起诉书指称,利伯担任哈佛大学利伯研究小组的首席调查员,在2008年至2019年获得了超过1500万美元的联邦研究经费。据指,在其雇主哈佛大学不知情的情况下,利伯成为武汉理工 大学的“战略科学家”,后来至少在2012年至2015年期间,作为了中国“千人计划”的签约者。而“千人计划”是中国最突出的人才招聘计划之一,旨在吸引、收买和培养高层次科技人才,以促进中国科学发展、经济繁荣和国家安全。

Under the terms of Lieber’s three-year Thousand Talents contract, WUT allegedly paid Lieber a salary of up to $50,000 per month, living expenses of up to $150,000 and awarded him more than $1.5 million to establish a research lab at WUT.  It is alleged that in 2018 and 2019, Lieber lied to federal authorities about his involvement in the Thousand Talents Plan and his affiliation with WUT.

根据利伯三年的“千人计划”签约条款,据指,武汉理工大学向利伯支付高达5万美元的月薪,高达15万美元的生活费,并因他为武汉理工建立研究实验室而奖励他150多万美元。据指,在2018和2019年,利伯向联邦当局谎报他参与了“千人计划”,以及其与武汉理工大学的关系。

According to the superseding indictment, in tax years 2013 and 2014, Lieber earned income from WUT in the form of salary and other payments made to him pursuant to the Strategic Scientist and Thousand Talents Contracts, which he did not disclose to the IRS on his federal income tax returns.  The superseding indictment also alleges that Lieber, together with WUT officials, opened a bank account at a Chinese bank during a trip to Wuhan in 2012.   Thereafter, between at least 2013 and 2015, WUT periodically deposited portions of Lieber’s salary into that account. U.S. taxpayers are required to report the existence of any foreign bank account that holds more than $10,000 at any time during a given year by the filing an FBAR with the IRS.  Lieber allegedly failed to file FBARs for the years 2014 and 2015.

根据追加起诉书,在2013和2014纳税年度,利伯根据“战略科学家”和“千人计划”,以工资和其他支付形式,从武汉理工大学获得的收入未向国税局的联邦所得税申报表进行披露。追加起诉书还指控,利伯在2012年前往武汉期间,与武汉理工大学的官员的陪同下,在一家中国的银行开设了户头。此后,至少在2013年至2015年期间,武汉理工大学定期将利伯的部分工资存入该账户。美国纳税人必须向国税局提交外国银行和金融账户报告(FBAR),即在给定年份内不论何时,报告任何持有超过1万美元的外国银行账户。据指,利伯在2014年和2015年没有提交外国银行和金融账户报告(FBAR)。

The charge of making false statements provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.  The charge of making and subscribing false income tax returns provides for a sentence of up to three years in prison, one year of supervised release and a $100,000 fine.  The charge of failing to file an FBAR 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.

对作虚假陈述的指控,可判处最高5年监禁、3年监外看管和25万美元的罚款。对制作和签署虚假所得税申报表的指控规定,最高可判处3年监禁、1年监外看管和10万美元罚款。被控未提交外国银行和金融账户报告的可判处最高5年监禁、3年监外看管和25万美元的罚款。判决由联邦地区法院法官根据《美国量刑准则》和其他法定因素作出。

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers; U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling;  Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Leigh-Alistair Barzey, Special Agent in Charge of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Northeast Field Office; Philip Coyne, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General; and Kristina O’Connell, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston made this announcement.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Casey of Lelling’s National Security Unit is prosecuting this case with the assistance of Trial Attorney David Aaron of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section.

负责国家安全事务的助理司法部长约翰·德迈尔斯,美国律师安德鲁·莱林,联邦调查局波士顿外勤司特工约瑟夫·R·博纳沃隆塔,东北外勤办事处国防刑事调查处特工利·阿利斯泰尔·巴泽,监察长办公室美国卫生与公众服务部特工菲利普·科恩,以及波士顿国税局刑事调查特工克里斯蒂娜·奥康奈尔宣布了此公告。莱林国家安全组的美国助理检察官杰森·凯西在国家安全司反间谍和出口管制科审判律师大卫·亚伦的协助下起诉此案。

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

起诉文件中所含细节内容为指控。除非在法庭上毫无疑义的确定其有罪,否则被告推定无罪。

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