Former University of Florida researcher received $1.75 million in federal grant money -- he’s now facing charges
The Department of Justice seal is seen on a lectern ahead of a press conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 28, 2018. - MANDEL NGAN/AFP/TNS

MIAMI — As a former University of Florida professor and researcher, Lin Yang, 43, obtained $1.75 million in federal grant money from the National Institutes of Health, according to the Department of Justice. The problem, investigators say: Yang, a resident of China, never revealed that he was getting support from China and that a company he founded in his home country benefited from the research. Now, Yang, who resided in Tampa at the time, is facing charges including six counts of wire fraud and four counts of making false statements to an agency of the United States. Yang has been in China s...