Disgraced stem cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk may face jail time, if South Korean prosecutors have anything to do with it. The prosecutors told the Seoul court today (August 24) that fabricating research findings on human stem cell lines and misusing more than $2 million in state funds calls for a four-year prison term, linkurl:reports Reuters;http://tiny.cc/5eIME .
Pro-Hwang protest at Seoul National
University in February 2006

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After linkurl:suspicion was raised about Hwang's work;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/20051212/02/ in late 2005, he was officially linkurl:charged with criminal fraud and embezzlement;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/23432/ in May 2006. His trial has been underway for about three years, and may continue into a fourth, legal experts told Reuters.
**__Related stories:__***linkurl:Hwang charged with fraud, embezzlement;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/23432/
[12th May 2006]*linkurl:Hwang faked results, says panel;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/22870/
[23rd December 2005]*linkurl:Hwang requests Science retraction;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/20051216/02/
[16th December 2005]*linkurl:Seoul University to investigate Hwang cells;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/20051212/02/
[12th December 2005]

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