MEMORANDUM DATE: August 1,1997 TO: I97050021 p Background referee taking advantage of more recent work by four other researchers, and 2) Dr. a y have received double travel reimbursement for a conference i e on June 27-30, 1995. Investigative Results No significant evidence of duplicate travel reimbursements were found for Dr. n his June 27-30, 1995 no travel reimbursement duplications were found for any of Dr. avel charged to NSF since - January 1994, based on a random sampling. ~ - r - . a stayeds within budgetary guidelines for NSF travel. Investigative Methods and Scope The allegations regarding the paper submission'is referred to Misconduct and Dr. The allegations regarding financial misconduct were investigated as follows: m June 27-30, 1995 Travel: - by s i t y and documents pertaining thereto were obtained against Dr. SF award h n d disbursements frG niversity for-the ocuments showed that Dr. received from for lodging and meals in Vienna from for one night of lodging, July 3, 1997, in the amount of $12 1.10 US ollars, based on the July 1995 exchange rate of 4.8307FF to 1US. Althou h this is technically a double reimbursement for the date of July 3, 1997, D r . d u c h e r for payment to period, and Dr. D lumps together his tri to Vienna with trips tb several other countries in ays 84% of the expenses on the voucher from his own private funds, making it difficult to distinguish which portion of his travel was repaid. Other Travel: The provider of two sample conferences, held one year apart, to which Dr. traveled and charged to NSF. was called for reimbursement1 honoraria information. Dr. not be& paid any amounts from their organization for either of the two co erences. One other conference reimbursement was found to'have been a fee for the conference, documented adequately by receipt from the conference. Budget for Awards: as budgeted $10,378 of travel under his NSF award. tal of $8,378.42. Other than some variations in domestic vs. foreign as stayed within the annual expenditure guidelines. Conclusions Based on the above information analyzed, no significant findings of fraud, waste or abuse of federal hnds is found, and the investigative portion of this case is closed.
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1997-08-01.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)