American chemist and former Harvard University professor Dr. Charles Lieber was convicted by a federal jury after being found guilty of lying to the U.S. government about his questionable ties with the People’s Republic of China. 

Racho Jordanov and Rose Lin, the septuagenarian co-founders of Taiwanese biotech company JHL Biotech, were convicted Aug. 26 of conspiring to steal trade secrets related to four Genentech (Roche) blockbuster cancer and cystic-fibrosis drugs. The pair were also found guilty of wire fraud.