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US vaccine researcher sentenced to prison for fraud

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Kati, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Rare is the scientist who goes to prison on research misconduct charges. But on 1 July, Dong-Pyou Han, a former biomedical scientist at Iowa State University in Ames, was sentenced to 57 months for fabricating and falsifying data in HIV vaccine trials. Han has also been fined US$7.2 million and will be subject to three years of supervised release after he leaves prison

    More here http://www.nature.com/news/us-vaccine-researcher-sentenced-to-prison-for-fraud-1.17660

    Also here http://www.iflscience.com/health-an...e-researcher-who-faked-hiv-vaccine-trial-data

    Researcher who Faked HIV Vaccine Trial Data gets 4 Year Jail Sentence

    Hailed as a “breakthrough” at the time, research conducted by a scientist in the U.S. led us to believe that a vaccine for HIV could be well within our grasps. But raised hopes quickly came crashing down when, a few years ago, it was realized that the promising findings were the result of spiked samples and data fiddling.

    Now, the scientist behind the multi-million dollar scam, Dong-Pyou Han, has received his punishment for the crime, and it’s much more than a slap on the wrist: He will serve more than four and a half years behind bars and cough up $7.2 million to cover the federal funding he received for the research
     
  2. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    Wonder where he'll get the $7.2 million from?

    Seems like the prison time, plus the enormous fine will serve as a good deterrent to others contemplating such fraud. Good government, good!
     
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  3. GhostGum

    GhostGum Senior Member

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    The US prison system will put him straight to work with good pay, 20c an hour, should be paid off in no time.
     
  4. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Twenty cents/hour divided into $7.2 million equals not worth the time to compute but certainly means he'll most likely die before the debt is paid off.:lol:

    Barb
     

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