Chinese Scientist Accused of Stealing Drug Pleads to Lesser Charge
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A Chinese scientist accused of stealing three vials of a potential anti-cancer drug compound from the Medical College of Wisconsin has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of illegally accessing a computer; a charge of economic espionage was dropped, NBC News reported. Hua Jun Zhao faces up to a $250,000 fine and five years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for next month.