NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATlON OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM TO: AIGI File Number: I92110028 Date: 16 May 2002 11) Subject: Closeout Memo I Page 1 of 1 There was no closeout written at the time this case was closed. The following information was extracted from the file in conformance with standard closeout documents. Our office was informed that the subject' was alleged to have submitted duplicate proposals and received duplicate funding from 2 federal agencies.2 The subject's company3 pled guilty to one felony count of false statements. The subject was sentenced to five years of probation and one hundred hours of community service. The subject received a civil settlement of $1 15,000.00. The attached documents constitute the closeout for this case. ' Asok K. Mukhopadhyay NSF, NASA AKM Associates 1 69/12/95 TLW 10:12 FAX 2025148782 PUBLIC CORRUPT \ I U.S, Department of Justice United States Attorney I District of Columbia I&itlry cmw 555 P o d SL N.I1! Wdriragron,DC 20001 Contact: Kevin A. Ohlson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (202) 514-2340 September 11, 1995 PRESS RELEASE ERIC H. HOLDER, JR. United States Attorney for the District of Columbia United States Attorney Eric H. Holder, Jr., announced that AKM . . ~ssociates,Inc. a california research and development company that has provided b a s i c :and applied research and prototype hardware and software development to United States agencies, was sentenced in United S t a t e s District Court today to five years probation and one hundred hours of community services for making false statements to the National S c i e n c e Foundation (NSF). AKM falsely stated that it had not submitted "Equivalent Proposalstito other a g e n c i e s when it had a l r e a d y submitted t h e equivalent c o n t r a c t proposal to the N a t i o n a l Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). AZavI also concealed from its proposal the fact that it had secured a n o t h e r related c o n t r a c t from NASA. AKM h a s also p a i d $40,000 of a total of $115,000 to settle civil claims arising f r o m t h e s a m e c o n d u c t . T h i s figure represents the cost of t h e investigation and the amount that AKM received from submitting equivalent p r o p o s a l s to NSF a n d NASA a s w e l l a s t o t h e United States Army and Air Force.
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1995-09-11.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)