oversight

Grant Fraud

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1998-03-09.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

Memorandum




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                                                           feesn or "analytical costs," even though
no 'analysis" was done.                                alleged that Dr.             was purchasing
            materials from                                he then used to create
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this work, Dr.h         e        n sold the             ac t              for a profit.
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           a dispute
about the ownership
         was a disgruntled former                                                 to sabotage Dr.
         research, and who was

We examined Dr
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                                   NSF grants as well                           examined account
                                    for these gran(s Dr. -Dr.
                              were interviewed. In addition, I
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We did not identify any charges
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                                for abstract fees or analytical costs (or anything- analogous to
                                                  we did not identify any transactions with
                                               grants.          accounting personnel examined
                                                                  there were no analytical costs
           s NSF grant, and that there had iibeen no transactions of any kind wit
in the     grants.                           1
Based on the lack of evidence in support of d r . m allegations, this case is closed.