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Federal Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Chinese Researcher Accused of Being a --

• by Jack Davis

A researcher arrested during the Trump-era crackdown on Chinese spies entering the U.S. under false pretenses has been set free after the Biden administration's federal prosecutors decided to drop the case.

Juan Tang was allowed to leave the country after the assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting the case threw in the towel days before the trial began, according to The Sacramento Bee.

The case had already been teetering because a count against her of lying to the FBI concerning her affiliation with the People's Liberation Army was thrown out after a judge ruled agents questioning Tang violated her Miranda rights by not telling her she did not have to answer their questions.