Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, will pay the United States $1.17 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that it mismanaged National Science Foundation grants and violated rules of the federal grant program. According to U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis, Southern District of Mississippi, when Jackson State used National Science Foundation grant funds it effectively certified that every claim and expenditure was supportable and allowable under grant rules and that it would maintain adequate records to support its claims and expenditures. But in 2012, the NSF Office of Inspector General contracted auditors to review the NSF grants. The audits ... Read More
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