Feds: NYU researchers took bribes from Chinese co.

NEW YORK (AP) - Three researchers are charged with taking bribes from a Chinese government-supported institution in exchange for access to restricted research from a New York University lab.

The researchers' work involves MRI technology. It's funded by the National Institutes of Health.

They're accused of providing nonpublic information about the technology to a medical company in China and a research institution supported by the Chinese government.

Two of the defendants were awaiting Manhattan court appearances Monday on charges of commercial bribery. The third was at large.

NYU Langone Medical Center says they all have been suspended.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Stories

  • Beating the Blitz
    How Wilson to Willson helped beat the Cardinals' blitz

  • The Show Will Go On
    Dave Ross hopes that seeing "The Interview" won't become a litmus test for patriotism
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.