Cornell settles NIH fraud lawsuit

Cornell University's linkurl:Weill Medical College;http://www.med.cornell.edu/ has agreed to pay the federal government $2.6 million to settle civil claims that it defrauded the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense in connection with research grants between 1991 to 2007. The dispute related to allegations that an unnamed Weill researcher failed to disclose all of his or her financial support in grant applications and annual reports. Funding agencies regularly use this inf

Elie Dolgin
Mar 9, 2009
Cornell University's linkurl:Weill Medical College;http://www.med.cornell.edu/ has agreed to pay the federal government $2.6 million to settle civil claims that it defrauded the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense in connection with research grants between 1991 to 2007. The dispute related to allegations that an unnamed Weill researcher failed to disclose all of his or her financial support in grant applications and annual reports. Funding agencies regularly use this information to ensure that researchers have adequate time to devote to their various projects and to make adjustments, if necessary, to the total funding provided. The US Attorney's office asserted that Weill Medical College knew, or should have known, about the researcher's omissions, according to the__ linkurl:North Country Gazette,;http://www.northcountrygazette.org/2009/03/07/weill_fraud/ __a newspaper in Chestertown, NY. The fraud charges first came to light after an undisclosed whistleblower filed a lawsuit on behalf of the government -- called a "qui tam" lawsuit...

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