NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATiON 4201 WILSON BOULEVARD ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230 OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL MEMORANDUM Date: September 24, 1997 To: I97P10004- '. From: 'al Agent Via: ~pecial Agent,in Re:. Resolution of Case 23, 1997, an NSF contracts specialist referred allegations made _ PI on~SFrant , alleged that State University his former employer refused to grant employe with the University of Instead, _ "Lc:llll<;;L1 the transfer for several months (approxi~ remaining $30,000) from the grant during that tIme Our office contacted b o t h _ and the _epartment where . u s e d to work. We . also ~eviewed account summaries and o. t.he.~r .nanccial documentati~V1ded to us by~· Based on these interviews and reviews, we determined that the ~charges for the four months between the time _ _ left _ a n d his grant transferred were for grant,related ~itures that _~rlier approved and budgeted for. In fact, when interviewed, _ stated that ~sing" $15,000 could have conceivably been spent during these four .."months on, among other things, the salaries of the graduate students he had left behind at . Due to lack of evidence to show that~tentionally mischarged the NSFgrant, further investigation is not warranted at this t~his case is closed. ~laimed that . d i d this, in part, to buy time in order to suggest to NSF that be replaced as
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1997-09-24.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)