NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 1120200008 Page 1 of 1 This investigation stemmed from a Proactive review of SBIR awards 1 to companies that may not have adequate research facilities. The Subject Compani received SBIR Phase I, Phase II, and Phase IIB 3 awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The initial NSF Office of Inspector General's (OIG) review revealed the Subject Company may have falsely described its office and laboratory space. The review also revealed a discrepancy between the general ledger for the Phase I award and the amount drawn out of the award. The PI4 and the two other principals 5ofthe Subject Company were interviewed. Through interviews and the production of supporting documentation, the Subject Company was able to dismiss NSF OIG ' s concerns about its facilities, and adequately explain the discrepancy between the general ledger for the Phase I award and the amount drawn out of the award. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 ( 11 /02)
Grant Fraud SBIR
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2012-12-26.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)