NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDLTM Case Number: I04070027 11 Page 1 of 1 This case was opened as a result of notification from a university1 of an internal audit that revealed that a Principal Investigator ( ~ 1had ) ~ charged grant-related expenses to a university procurement card and then obtained reimbursement for the same expenses from an NSF @ant3. The PI was reimbursed a total of $4,436.34 for travel and unallowable purchases. NSFIOIG made written inquiries to the university to determine what steps had been taken to ensure that active NSF grants and other federal funds were free of mismanagement and other irregularities by the PI. Additionally, NSFIOIG requested documentation to show that the, university had restored the misappropriated funds back to the NSF account. The University provided all requested documentation. OIG proposed debarment to the Office of the Director for a period of twenty-seven (27) months. After reviewing the PI'S response to the proposed debarment, our office reconsidered its debarment recommendation and instead proposed the PI would submit to our office financial certifications (via the Authorized Institutional Representative (AOR)) until 3 1 December 2007. Our recommendation was approved by the Deputy Director of the National Science ~oundation~. Accordingly, this case is closed. ' footnote redacted ' footnote redacted 3 footnote redacted footnote redacted NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-02-10.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)