Biotech Exec Sentenced to Probation

5/8/09

Christopher Ma, a former director of business affairs with Auburn, WA-based Syntrix Biochip, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to three years of supervised release, 240 hours of community service, and a $5,000 fine for making false statements. Ma, 35, was accused of submitting false audits to the National Institutes of Health, which provided $7.5 million in grants to the company over seven years for cancer research, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Washington.

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