MILWAUKEE (August 6, 2013)--Chinese researcher Hua Jun Zhao was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation on charges stemming from the theft of a research drug from the Medical School of Wisconsin.
Zhao was also sentenced Tuesday to time served for the 4½ months he has already spent behind bars.
A federal complaint accused Zhao of stealing a possible cancer-fighting compound and related research with the intent of passing it off as his own in China.
The compound was never found.
Zhao pleaded guilty in July to a reduced charge of illegally downloading research data from the medical school where he worked as a researcher, saying he only intended to protect the data and not to profit from it.
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