I NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL I OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS I CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM i Case Number: I01100024 Page 1 of 1 A Hotline call into thk OIG from a former employee1at the universig alleged misuse of grant funds and conversiog of NSF equipment for private use. The caller alleged that a university employee3was perfohing work for private companies and covering the cost of stock materials by over charging NSF! grants. It was also alleged that this individual had been obtaining, government surplus dachinery through the use of NSF grants and then taking the machinery home for his personaliuse. li An investigation was conducted that included requesting and reviewing financial records from the university, interviews of the complainant, witnesses, university officials and the subject and the issuance of a subpbena4 seeking copies of specific corporate tax records. This subpoena was challenged and subsequently upheld by the Federal Court in the Central District of ~llinois.~ li Based on the information identified during this investigation and the lack of any credible , information to supportithe allegations made by the complainant it is our conclusion that no further action is warranted. Accordingly, this case is closed. I NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02) 11
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-09-10.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)