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(EU) Greek scientist found to have de-frauded European Research Council – Science|Business (Éanna Kelly | May 2020)

Published/Released on May 07, 2020 | Posted by Admin on June 6, 2020 / , , , ,
 


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ERC confirms it is seeking return of €190,000 in first case of fraud recorded at agency

OLAF, the EU’s anti-fraud agency, this week confirmed an unnamed Greek scientist de-frauded the European Research Council (ERC) of roughly €190,000.

“A complex fraud involving a Greek scientist and her network of international researchers has been uncovered by investigators,” OLAF said.

The case involves a grant of €1.1 million from the ERC to an unnamed Greek university. The money was intended to finance a research project run by a young female scientist, whose father was employed at the university, and was said to involve a network of more than 40 researchers from around the world.

The fraud team became suspicious when it discovered how the international researchers involved in the research project were being paid.

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