On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling charged the chairman of Harvard University’s department of chemistry and chemical biology, Charles Lieber, with lying about his connections to a Chinese university. The prosecutor claimed that Lieber made hundreds of thousands of dollars from his association with Wuhan University of Technology without notifying Harvard of his work.

On Wednesday, Boston Globe business columnist Shirley Leung joined Boston Public Radio to discuss the case.

She said that the scandal raises questions about how effective Harvard is at protecting its research from infiltration from a foreign power.

“It makes you wonder, how much did Harvard know?” Leung said. “It makes it sound like Harvard’s antenna was not up on this.”

Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe and a WGBH contributor