* NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION L r 4201 WILSON BOULEVARD ARLINGTON. VIRGINIA 22230 OFFICE OF - INSPECTOR GENERAL MEMORAN-DUM ~ - - _ ._ Date: March 3 1, 1997 To: I93 110050 From: -- --- -_ Via: Special Agent-in-Char Re: Resolution of Case O n November 12, 1993, we received an allegation that was deliberately and other federal agencies without disclosing pending duplicative proposals as required. In addition, it was alleged that one of the Principal Investigators (PI) listed on some ~ ~ ~ r o ~ owass actually a l s a full-time employee of another company and illegally transferring that company's proprietary information-t Our investigation determined that, though awarded. We also determined that P Consequently, we contacted NASA OIG cecial Agen had several submissions to NSF, none were received several awards from NASA. 1993, to assist this investigation. NASA OIG conducted-d on December 28, on September 17, 1996, began discussions about this case with the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) for the Eastern District of Virginia. -- O n April 4, 1997, our office was informed by NASA OIG Special Agent that, while their investigation had found forged signatures in-roposao mischarging in and the use of subcontractors to perform more than 2/3 of the rojects, the USAO criminal division had declined to take action on this case at of the USAO's decision not to take action, the fact that has never received NSF funding, and Special Agent keeping us informe NASA OIG's investigation of this case, further use o investigation resources is not warranted at this time. This case is closed.
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1997-03-31.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)