Was Charles Lieber Arrested for Selling the COVID-19 Coronavirus to China?

The arrest of a Harvard professor fueled conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 coronavirus disease outbreak in 2020.

What’s True

Professor Charles Lieber was arrested in January 2020 for misleading federal authorities about funds he allegedly received from Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) and his connections to a Chinese government-sponsored recruitment program.

What’s False

Lieber’s arrest had nothing to do with the novel coronavirus, nor was that virus “developed” or “manufactured” by anyone (in China or elsewhere). READ IN FULL