NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS 11 CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 11 TO: AIGI ( File Number: 196030007 Date: 6 June 2002 Il Subject: Closeout Memo 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', the former PI of an NSF grant2,had fraudulently misused NSF funds, attempted to force the complainant to falsify information to NSF, and fired the complainant in retaliation for reporting these problems to NSF. The complainant had sued the subject's institution3for wrongful termination. Our office found that the subject and the complainant disagreed on programatic issues involving an NSF grant and that the NSF program officers were generally aware of these issues. The subject and his institution claimed that the complainant was fired because of insubordination,poor performance, unprofessional behavior, and failure to follow the institution's policies. Both Oversight and Investigation reviewed the material and determined that there was no cause for NSF-OIG to continue an investigation. Accordingly this case is closed. 1 I Prenared --- r --- - bv: 1 I Cleared by: 111 1 Agent: 1 Attorney: I Supervisor: I AIGI 111 Name: Signature & date:
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1997-09-30.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)