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Researcher stole cancer data for China, prosecutor says

MILWAUKEE — A Medical College of Wisconsin researcher has been charged with economic espionage after he stole samples of a possible cancer-fighting compound and credited himself with its discovery in a grant application to study in China, prosecutors said.

Hua Jun Zhao, 42, stole three vials of the C-25 powder compound from the office of Marshall Anderson, a professor at the college in suburban Milwaukee, with the intention of providing it to Zhejiang University in China, according to a federal criminal complaint.

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