oversight

Grant Fraud

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1998-12-15.

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

                                 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                                        4201 WILSON BOULEVARD
                                       ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230




          OFFICE OF
     INSPECTOR GENERAL



    MEMORANDUM

    Date:             March 31, 1999



    From:
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    Through:

    Re:


    Background




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    well.

    investigation

    We requested participant support documentation for participants in t h e p r o g r a m
    from the                                       We received the lists of payment made land
    the sign-[ sheers wnicn were used to determine who would get paid, and in what
     amount. Approximately 800 payments were made, based on over 2,000 participant
     signatures. A total of 26 payments were unaccounted for by a signature of the participant.
    w e requested verification of these 26 participants from the
    h i c h they provided.

                    , former project manager of the r o g r a m , has confirmed that
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                             the Universityd-o
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    and that both state and NSF funding is being spent on this project.             1

    Findings

    Review of participant support signatures and payments indicated that all payments were
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    supported by source documentation. This case 1s closed.