Pinafore. In the fraud case of Professor Charles L. Bennett, it was, according to the FBI, his “brother and cousin” who improperly benefited (along with Bennett himself, of course) from his personal use of government funds. Northwestern University, on whose faculty he sat while distributing his NIH grant to himself and his brother and his cousin, should have seen that happening, and so has had to choke up “$2.93 million to settle claims of cancer research grant fraud.” The whistle-blower – a purchasing coordinator at NU’s med school – gets almost $500,000 of the proceeds.

Lucky South Carolina College of Pharmacy has pried Bennett free of Northwestern and successfully recruited him to its faculty. What a coup! The center he’ll be running is “is particularly focused on economic return on investment.” So is Bennett.

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  1. University Diaries » “USC spokesman Wes Hickman said the university couldn’t comment on the specific allegations against Bennett since they don’t involve USC.” Says:

    [...] that after Bennett was booted out of Northwestern University for stealing grant funds (background here), the University of South Carolina turned around and picked him right up, giving him an endowed [...]

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