Air Force professor admits to lying about relationship with Chinese official
by Elizabeth Faddis
October 25, 2021
A civilian professor at an Air Force college pleaded guilty to failing to disclose information regarding his relationship with a Chinese official, according to a statement from the Department of Justice.
Xiaoming Zhang, a naturalized American citizen and associate professor who teaches at the Air War College on Maxwell Air Force Base located in Montgomery, Alabama, admitted to making false and “misleading” statements about his relationship, according to the DOJ’s statement on Monday. Zhang and the Chinese official carried on a relationship between December 2012 and January 2017, meeting six times and exchanging more than three dozen emails.