Former Professor Filed False Tax Return


A former Emory University professor who also worked at Chinese universities did not report any of his foreign income on his federal tax returns.

 Xiao-Jiang Li joined the Thousand Talents Program, a Chinese-government talent recruitment initiative that targets professors and researchers to work in China. Li did research at Emory University related to large animals, and he did the same research at Chinese universities.

 Over six years, Li earned at least $500,000 in foreign income that he never reported on his federal income tax returns.

 Li was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $35,089.

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