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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

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 use of fraud and misrepresentation. In today’s case, we explore the details of a grant fraud case involving Arizona’s Maricopa County Community College [...]

By | 2018-09-12T16:00:27+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Grant Fraud|

Northwestern University Researcher Settles Grant Fraud Allegations

Every year, the federal government puts billions of dollars toward medical research in the form of grants. Many of these grants are awarded to medical schools and research universities in order to advance efforts toward finding better treatments or possible cures for conditions like cancer, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, and various neurological disorders. These grants [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:02:01+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Grant Fraud|

Columbia University Settles Embarrassing Grant Fraud Case

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 money earmarked for AIDS and HIV-related research. The allegations found in the government’s complaint specifically involve the mismanagement of employees and the falsification of employee work hours – [...]

By | 2018-08-21T15:03:49+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Grant Fraud|

State University of New York Expected to Pay $1 Million to Settle Audit Fraud Allegations

According to the details of an ongoing probe by the Department of Justice, State University of New York’s Research Foundation is alleged to have directed its researchers and employees to falsify the results of an audit of the state’s Medicaid program – thereby rendering a greater number of applicants eligible for benefits than would otherwise [...]

By | 2018-09-24T15:40:10+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Grant Fraud|

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

Federal grant money can be a wonderful resource for non-profits, charities, start-ups, and educational organizations in need of capital to advance their stated mission or purpose. However, federal grants are accompanied by lengthy and detailed agreements that impose conditions on the recipient with regard to permissible uses for the funds. Failure to abide by [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:07:16+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Grant Fraud|