NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 110080036 Page 1 of 1 An investigation was opened on a company\ and Pf, with an SBIR award3 pursuant to an allegation. 4 The investigation revealed that the company spent 57% of the award funds on non- award expenditures 5 in the first 10 weeks. 6 The award was terminated7 and one-third ofthe award funds 8 yet to be distributed were recovered. The PI has been debarred for three years. 9 No further investigation is necessary. This case is closed with no further action taken. The SBIR Grant General Conditions require SBIR funds be spent on expenses "necessary for the effective and efficient conduct of the project." 7 The award was terminated 8 $49,986. 9 The PI is debarred until NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Grant Fraud SBIR
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-02-02.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)