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)
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)