– AIDS scientist sentenced to prison for vaccine research fraud – Merck fraudsters remain unpunished (Natural News, July 6, 2015):
A scientist from Iowa State University who admitted to lying about the efficacy of a vaccine he helped develop for the AIDS virus has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison, according to new reports. Dong-Pyou Han, 58, recently confessed to altering blood samples to make it seem as though he’d made a huge discovery on the AIDS front, only to be later outed for flagrant scientific fraud.
Besides his prison term, Han will also be forced to pay $7.2 million in fines to the federal government after entering a plea agreement back in February, in which he admitted to two counts of making false statements. Han’s involvement in fraudulent AIDS research began as far back as 2008 when he worked alongside a team at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
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