The Advocate: Guest column: Beyond ruckus over dropped indictments, Water Institute has other challenges

As scientists each with a half-century experience in research on the deteriorating coast of our native Louisiana, we were dismayed by the federal indictment and arrest of Ehab Meselhe and Kelin Hu for allegedly stealing a computer model from The Water Institute of the Gulf in Baton Rouge. While we are retired professors from our respective universities, we believe that we speak for the professional community in expressing relief that federal prosecutors have now dropped their criminal case against these respected colleagues, citing insufficient evidence.

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