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Huawei Prosecutors Let Accused Chinese Professor Return Home

  • Scholar charged with conspiracy to plead to false statement
  • Another Chinese academic also admits guilt to lesser count
Bo Mao
Bo MaoPhotographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg
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A Chinese professor accused of stealing trade secrets for Huawei Technologies Co. will plead guilty to a reduced charge and be allowed to return to China, lawyers told a U.S. judge on Thursday.

Bo Mao, a computer science professor at Xiamen University in China and a visiting professor at the University of Texas, will admit to a single count of making a false statement. U.S. prosecutors will dismiss more serious counts of conspiracy and trade-secrets theft, they said at a hearing Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York.