Air Force Professor Admits Concealing Chinese Contacts
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a longtime professor at a U.S. Air Force school in Alabama has pleaded guilty to lying to an investigator about his contacts with a Chinese official.
The Justice Department says 69-year-old Xiaoming Zhang faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to making false statements to a federal agent.
Zhang is a naturalized citizen of Chinese descent who taught at Air War College on Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. Prosecutors says he concealed years of meetings and emails with a Chinese official because he knew the relationship was improper.
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