Campus News

Researcher arrested for SARS fraud

A former cancer and AIDS researcher from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, was arrested after cheating 35 people out of more than $600,000. He allegedly obtained the money by telling friends, colleagues and people he contacted over the Internet that he needed investors to build a company in China to fight SARS. He claims he later lost the money when he invested in a bogus “Nigerian business venture” which had promised
a $50 million return.