NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 1-11-03-0011 Page 1 of 1 We received information that a for-profit business 1 was using the National Science Foundation logo on its website2 . Subsequent investigation, which included executing a search warrant at the business, resulted in the owner3 of the business pleading guilty to violating 18 U.S.C. § 506(a)(l) and -(2), Falsely Making and Forging the Seal of the National Science Foundation. The business owner was sentenced to imprisonment for one year and one day, followed by supervised probation for two years. In addition, the business owner was required to pay a criminal fine of $25,000. Accordingly, this investigation is closed. 2 NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
NSF Logo Abuse
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-05-02.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)