Reuters: New York Times Chinese researcher accused of fraud
From Reuters, via Sun2Surf:
Beijing police have levelled an accusation of fraud against a Chinese researcher for the New York Times who was arrested last year on a charge of leaking state secrets to foreigners, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
The new accusation against Zhao Yan means police can hold him for another seven months without bringing him to trial.
When Zhao’s maximum detention period of seven months was up in May, police told lawyer Mo Shaoping that Zhao was also suspected of involvement in “a major crime of fraud”.