NSF webinar: Embezzlement, False Claims, Theft and Bribery, Oh No!
Given the large amount of money involved, federal grant dollars are susceptible to several forms of financial theft. When someone blows the whistle, the researcher is in the line of fire, and, unfortunately, so is the institution. Violations of law are subject to criminal prosecution, fines, restitution, and civil penalties.
This webinar looks at several cases involving universities: how they occurred, how they were discovered, and the difference between criminal and civil fraud and between personal and institutional fraud. Paul Coleman, Senior Special Agent, discusses cases involving financial conflicts of interest by principal investigators, and other grant personnel.