Chinese Researcher In Custody Accused Of Visa Fraud


A Chinese researcher who was wanted on visa fraud charges and being harbored inside San Francisco's Chinese Consulate is now in the custody of US Marshals in Sacramento.

A Chinese researcher who was wanted on visa fraud charges and being harbored inside San Francisco's Chinese Consulate is now in the custody of US Marshals in Sacramento.

SACRAMENTO, CA -- A Chinese researcher who was wanted on visa fraud charges and being harbored inside San Francisco's Chinese Consulate is now in the custody of US Marshals in Sacramento.

Senior U.S. government officials told CNN this morning that Tang Juan, who had hidden her status as a member of the People's Liberation Army while working as researcher at UC-Davis, had been taken into custody.

The researcher and three others are accused of lying on applications to work in the United States about their status as members of the People's Liberation Army, which is part of the Chinese military.

Earlier this week, U.S. officials closed the Chinese consulate in Houston over what they say was a hotbed of Chinese espionage.

NBC News reports the FBI gathered years of evidence that China tried to steal valuable medical research and tap into the oil and natural gas industries. The U.S. shut down the facility Wednesday.

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