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Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1999-01-26.

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

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         OFFICE OF
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    MEMORANDUM
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    Date: January 26,1999
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           -                                  ant Inspector General for Investigations
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    RE:    Closeout                                                                i
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    Background                                                                 i   )




    Investigation
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    The investigation                      ad encountered difficulties in synthesizing
    adequate quantities of the                   essential for its work. A i a result, the
,   compound had not been forwarded to its subcontractor, o          r e v a l F o n . ART had
    requested a no cost extension to its Phase I grant and received an extension through
    February 28,1998.                                                        I1

    a        d further difficulties in
     another no cost extension.
     requested that m e t u r n unexpended funds
     received $49,998 of the projected $74,998 from NSF and
     unexpended funds in an amount of $36,481 on July 30,
     report on September 2 1,1998.
     the award on September 25, 1998 due to
     t     a     t      e     d in the Phase 1
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                                            Closeout                              age 2 of 2
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Conclusions

There is no evidence of criminal misconduct on the part of-)tified               the NSF
program
.   -    manager of its difficulties in accomplishing its researc objectiyes and returned
the unused *ortion of its award when requested by the NSF             rnadager. Based on
these findings this case is closed.