Hill Responds to University of Arkansas Professor Arrested for Wire Fraud

Little Rock, Ark. — Today, Rep. French Hill (R-AR) issued a statement regarding the arrest of SimonSaw-Teong Ang, charged with one count of wire fraud. Ang, a University of Arkansas professor, failed to disclose his relationship to the Chinese government and Chinese companies and made false representations to NASA and the University of Arkansas when required to do so.

“China once again demonstrates their relentless objective to steal our intellectual property – something that Secretary Pompeo warned us about in February. China's ‘Thousand Talents Plan’ to recruit scientists and professors in America is their plan to steal our know-how in exchange for enormous paydays. I commend the hardworking men and women at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for making this arrest.”

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