NSF OIG Senior Special Agent (Ret.) Paul Coleman: Misuse of Federal Grant Funds


Friday, October 12, 2018, 9:30am to 11:00am


Harvard Hall- Room, 104

Paul Coleman, Retired Senior Special Agent, from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG), is coming to Harvard on Friday, October 12th, 2018 (9:30-11:00am) to talk about several US University cases where he and his team have identified misuse of federal grant funds. Paul has investigated some of the most high-profile fraud cases involving research and higher education grants. Please join us for an exciting session and hear firsthand from the lead investigator on many OIG audit cases.

Paul is a Certified Fraud Examiner and earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Crime in Commerce, from George Washington University. Paul retired from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in December 2013 as a Senior Special Agent with over 30 years of federal service. In 1989, Paul was hired as the first Special Agent for the newly created NSF Office of Inspector General and began conducting grant fraud investigations. Paul also served as the first NSF Special Agent-in-Charge and the first NSF Assistant Inspector General for Investigations.

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