Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) said he supports the Department of Justice in the arrest of University of Arkansas professor Simon Saw-Teong Ang for wire fraud.


Ang failed to disclose his ties to the Chinese government and Chinese companies when applying for NASA grant funding.


"The charge against Simon Ang is serious, and I support both the DOJ’s and FBI’s efforts in this matter," Womack said. "This situation further demonstrates a known reality: China is actively working to target every aspect of American enterprise. From our supply chain to academia, they are employing all tools to try and subvert our institutions and steal proprietary information. The Chinese Communist Party and anyone supporting their hostile and illegal efforts must be held accountable."