NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION 4201 WILSON BOULEVARD ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230 OFFICE OF 1; INSPECTOR GENERAL I I I I/ MEMORANDUM I I 1; Date: July 1, 1997 1 .................................. TO: , i 11 File No. 196100054 From: Forensic Scientist, Investigations I Re: - Case close-out - D /I Background: I I I In October 1996, an NSF program director referred an allegation to our office It an NSF funded scientist from the University of I had received a call from (at that time) the estranged was using his NSF grant funds to pay for personal travel exDenses for himself and another woman with whom he was having- an affair. I /I I The wife'also alleged that 7 ad made this woman a principal investigator (PI) on his grant, and that he also was c aiming equipment expenses that were not reimbursed from his grant on his tax returns.' Findings: m3 1 I I! I reviewed ccount summaries and travel expenditure forms for both his NSF grants, 0 and SBR-9308334, and found no evidence of fraud or other , criminal activity. 'mt ! I . He informed me th I 1 now married to ho works in the same fie I were both involved in a group who I/ ting field research in Alaska at the If same time. He also said that they were both funded by their own grants for travel 'I regarding the field research in Alaska, and therefore there would be no need for I I l to use his own grant funds to pay for to travel to Alaska. The program director also stated that both grants appeared to be doing well. 1 1 Conclusions: I I There is no evidence that supports that allegations against 0. At this time, this case is closed.
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1997-06-30.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)