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A Chinese scientist’s report sparked controversy and the reporter was fined NT$800 per day for refusing to disclose sources.

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A Chinese scientist’s report sparked controversy and the reporter was fined NT$800 per day for refusing to disclose sources.

When veteran television reporter Katherine Herridge was working at Fox News in 2017, she caused controversy when she reported that Chinese scientist Yanping Chen was being investigated by the FBI. A federal judge ordered the release of the source of the interview in August last year, but Herraz refused to cooperate. On February 29, he was found in contempt of court and fined 800 yuan for each day until the source was revealed.

But,Washington DCFederal Court Judge Christopher R. Cooper agreed to postpone sentencing for 30 days to give Herrez time to appeal.

Jorge, 59, left Fox News to join CBS, where he was fired some time ago.

Horace first asked the judge for a lighter sentence and a fine of $1 per day, but Cooper rejected this. Cooper wrote in the decision that the light sentence is inconsistent with the basic spirit of civil contempt and that the court’s order should be followed.

Cooper pointed out that allowing Hertz, who has repeatedly violated court orders, to receive only a reduced fine would fundamentally undermine Chen Yanping’s right to be protected by privacy laws.

Herrez’s defense attorney, Patrick Philbin, said Herrez could not agree with the judge’s decision and planned to appeal.

Fox News issued a statement saying that holding journalists in contempt of court for protecting their sources would have serious implications for the press.

The Washington Post reported on the 29th that Chen Yanping was investigated for whether he made false statements about his military service and whether the school database where he served could be obtained by China, but those Was never prosecuted. After the harassment report was exposed, Chen Yanping told the FBI and FBI in 2018Ministry of JusticeThe Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies sued for invasion of privacy.

When Herges provided a pre-trial sworn statement in September 2023, he exercised his First Amendment rights and was unwilling to answer attorney Chen Yanping’s multiple inquiries about how he obtained the contents of the report .

Chen Yanping, who became a US citizen in 2001, became a US citizen in 1998.VirginiaArlington established the University of Management and Technology to provide college and graduate education for working adults. After a six-year investigation, the FBI informed Chen Yanping in 2016 that everything was innocent and no charges would be filed.

Chen Yanping’s lawyer, Andrew C. Phillips, issued a statement on the 29th, saying that the court has made an important decision to ensure that government officials who abuse their power will face legal accountability.

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