Lawyer: Prosecutors won't file new charges against professor

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Posted: Mar 21, 2016 6:43 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for a Temple University professor who had been accused of scheming to provide secret U.S. technology to China says federal prosecutors won't refile charges after they dropped the case against him last year.

Defense attorney Michael Schwartz tells The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1RZdAM1 ) federal prosecutors have informed Xi Xiaoxing's (shee show-shing) defense team they won't file new charges and will return his seized property.

Xi had contended that investigators misunderstood the science the case was based on when they charged him with wire fraud. Prosecutors dropped the case after receiving "additional information."

Xi was chairman of the university's physics department until his arrest. He remains a faculty member. He is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in China.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com