Monday, October 26, 2009
ABC News/BBC: Stem cell scientist guilty of research fraud:
A South Korean court has given a suspended two-year jail sentence to disgraced stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk after finding him guilty of fraud in a case that shocked the global scientific community.
His work raised hopes of finding cures for diseases such as Alzheimers, but three years ago an investigation found some of his work had been faked.
After a long legal process, a court of law has now found him guilty of using his fabricated research to embezzle state funds, some of which it says were diverted for his personal use.