"Xiaoxing Xi, a Temple University professor who was falsely accused of spying
for China, will be able to bring a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of
A judge at a federal appeals court ruled in favor of Xi on Wednesday, allowing
the physicist to move forward with his case against the U.S. government for
wrongful prosecution and violating his family’s constitutional rights by
engaging in unlawful search, seizure and surveillance.
The decision comes after FBI agents swarmed Xi’s Philadelphia home in 2015,
rounded up his family at gunpoint, and arrested him on fraud charges related to
economic espionage, before abruptly dropping the charges months afterward.
“I’m very, very glad that we can finally put the government under oath to
explain why they decided to do what they did, violating our constitutional
rights,” Xi said in an exclusive interview with NBC News. “We finally have an
opportunity to hold them accountable.”"
See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiaoxing_Xi
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