Scientist Sentenced to Prison for Medical Research Fraud

From CBS News

A scientist who confessed to faking the results of an AIDS vaccine experiment, and whose supposed success garnered millions of dollars in government grants, was sentenced on Wednesday to four years and nine months in prison.

Dong-Pyou Han, a former researcher at Iowa State University, was ordered to repay more than $7 million to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The case is considered rare as most scientists who face research misconduct charges do not go to prison.

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