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University of California Davis Settles Grant Fraud Allegations

The University of California Davis has agreed to pay $499,700 to resolve allegations of federal grant fraud. Image source: Wikimedia Commons Federal grant money often comes with highly-specific conditions and requirements, including the promise to only spend the money on certain expenses related to a research or development [...]

By | 2018-03-26T09:34:16+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Grant Fraud|

Maricopa County Community College District Settles Grant Fraud Lawsuit

Maricopa County Community College District recently settled allegations of grant fraud for $4.08 million.Image source: Wikimedia Commons The occurrence of wasteful and disheartening grant fraud has led to several recent settlements under the False Claims Act, which is triggered any time federal money is intentionally obtained through the [...]

By | 2018-03-26T06:01:11+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Grant Fraud|

Columbia University Settles Embarrassing Grant Fraud Case

Columbia University recently settled False Claims Act allegations involving mismanagement of federal grant money allocated for AIDS research.Image source: Wikimedia Commons New York City-based Columbia University, one of the world’s most renowned medical research institutions, has recently come under fire for mismanaging millions of dollars in federal grant [...]

By | 2018-03-25T14:21:37+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Grant Fraud|

NPR Host Ira Flatow & Affiliated Charity Settle False Claims Act Allegations

40-year research grant recipient Ira Flatow and his organization Science Friday, Inc. recently paid $146,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations involving fraud with grant funds. Federal grant money can be a wonderful resource for non-profits, charities, start-ups, and educational organizations in need of capital to advance their [...]

By | 2018-03-26T04:40:24+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Grant Fraud|

Records Unsealed in False Claims Act Case Alleging Grant Fraud by USBR

The Alcova Reservoir is owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, a subdivision of the Department of the Interior, and maintained by Natrona County officials who, allegedly, underreported its recreation income. In a complaint unsealed on May 1st, the former superintendent of the Alcova Reservoir — located in Natrona County, Wyoming – has [...]

By | 2014-05-27T18:08:49+00:00 May 27th, 2014|Contractor Fraud|