Northwestern Pays $3M To Settle NIH Grant Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT) -- Northwestern University will pay just under $3 million to settle an Illinois whistleblower suit accusing one of its former researchers of misusing funds from a National Institutes of Health cancer research grant, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.

The $2.93 million deal resolves claims against the university over allegations that Charles L. Bennett, a former doctor and researcher at its Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chicago, submitted false claims to the NIH from 2003 through 2010, seeking reimbursement for personal expenses and purported...
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