NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDLTM 11 Case Number: 1-03070027 11 Page 1 of 1 ' his investigation involving a large Southwestern school district was initially opened to determine if any NSF Grant funds were involved in two unrelated incidents of financial mis- management within the School District that were identified through several news articles obtained from the internet. The first issue was the embezzlement of $16,000 by a former district employee2that occurred in 1997. The embezzlement of those funds resulted in a criminal conviction of the former employee. The second incident involved the mis-management of' District funds by another employee3who is no longer associated with the district. This alleged mi's-management involved excessive salaries and other questionable financial practices. During this investigation, the school district was contacted and provided a written assurance4 than none of the h d s involved in either incident were from any of the Grants awarded to the district by NSF. Based on this assurance and the lack of any contradictory information it is this investigator's conclusion that neither incident was related to any NSF funds and this matter requires no further action. Accordingly, this case is closed. I 11' NSE OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2003-10-10.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)