Saturday, July 14, 2007

What Happens If You Get Caught Filing Fraudulent Grant Applications?

Here is an excerpt from the article:

In the worst case of scientific fakery to come to light in two decades, a top obesity researcher who long worked at the University of Vermont admitted yesterday that he fabricated data in 17 applications for federal grants to make his work seem more promising, helping him win nearly $3 million in government funding.

Former University of Vermont researcher Eric Poehlman faces possible prison time, $196,000 in fines and restitution, and a lifetime ban on federal funding in what investigators say is the worst US scientific fraud in 20 years. Under a plea agreement, Poehlman will correct or retract 10 published research papers

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