Grant Fraud

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-09-24.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                                                  NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                                                   OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
                                                     OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS

                                            CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM

 Case Number: 1-11040016                                                                      Page 1 of 1

         This case was opened pursuant to a qui tam complaint filed under seal. The complaint alleged
         that a Virginia public university's research foundation 1 had been inflating salary calculations for
         university2 personnel in budget proposals submitted for federal funding. NSF OIG joined several
         other federal agencies 3 in investigating the allegation. The agencies' review of documents
         obtained via criminal investigative demand was inconclusive, so external auditors reviewed
         award documentation. An audit report concluded that the allegations were unsubstantiated.
         Consequently, the Assistant United States Attorney assigned to the case declined to intervene on
         behalf of the government, the relator dismissed his complaint, and we concluded that our
         investigation should end.

         This case is closed with no further action taken.

NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)