Grant Fraud

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1998-09-15.

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


                                                NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDAfiON                   C1oseoutPage
                                                      4201 WILSON BOULEVARDil
                                                     ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230

                      OFFICE OF
                 INSPECTOR GENERAL


                  Date:              September 15,1998

                  To:                File No. I98040011   -   -              - .

                  From:                               pecial Agent, Investigations Section

                  Re:                Case Closeout

                  NSF-OIG Audit referred a finding to the Investigations Section
                                                        NSF supported
    I                                                     These salary

                                                       ewed the audit findings and NSF grant for
                  potential misappropriation of NSF funds.

                  Investimtion                                                     ,

                  A review of the audit report found that the        d ove&aid three fellows during
                  1996. Aftef the audit, the        conducte a t orough re4ew of all fellowship
                  payments a*d concluded that no other fellows were overpaid
        ,I                                                                         1)

                  The auditor stated that the overpayments appeared to be an ~ccountingerror, and the
                        r had reimbursed the NSF grant. The accountant at the             stated that the
                  overpayments resulted from an error in calculating the fellows' salaries. The fellows have
                  paid back the amount they were overpaid.


                  There is no evidence of misappropriation of funds and the ovl&rpayment  appears to have
                  been caused by an accounting error. Based on these findings: this case is closed.