Grant and Research Fraud At A Glance

In 2012 alone, close to $139 billion was issued by the federal governement to various agencies for research and development projects.   With the large amount of money at stake, on occassion, research funding and other grant recipients engage in fraudulent activities at the expense of taxpayers and take advantage of the agencies that have entrusted them with, sometimes substantial, sums of money for a specific use.

Notable Cases

Kenney & McCafferty has established an impressive track record representing whistleblowers in some of the nation’s most high-profile cases.

Grant and Research Fraud

Government agencies allocate billions of dollars each year for grants to a variety of organizations for demonstration projects, model service, delivery systems, pilot programs, and research projects. Recipients of these grant and research funds are obligated comply with the terms of the grant and the guidelines issued by the granting agency. When those terms are knowingly violated, the recipient may be found to have violated the False Claims Act.

Grant and research fraud can occur in many ways, including:

  • Failing to conform to ethics guidelines
  • Material misrepresentation on a grant application
  • Tainting findings through conflicts of interest
  • Falsifying results, research data, and progress reports
  • Failing to match resources
  • Inflating grant costs
  • Skimming
  • Asset misappropriation
  • Bid rigging
  • Kickbacks

Do you know of a possible case of government grant or research fraud. The attorneys at Kenney & McCafferty have the skills and experience to hold wrongdoers accountable for their fraudulent actions — and help you maximize your whistleblower reward. Contact us for a free consultation today.

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