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Report Fraud, Waste & Abuse

You may report fraud, waste, mismanagement, or misconduct involving SBA programs or employees either online (Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse online) or by calling the OIG Hotline toll-free at (800) 767-0385.   For more information pleaase see:  Detecting Fraud in Small Business Administration Lending Programs

You may choose to remain anonymous; however, SBA OIG will not be able to contact you for more information regarding your complaint. This may hinder our ability to fully investigate the complaint, and we will not be able to inform you about the results of our review.

You may also request that your identity remain confidential. In this case, SBA OIG will not release your name without your prior consent unless we determine that such disclosure is absolutely unavoidable during the course of an investigation or audit.

List of SBIR/STTR FWA Convictions


Georgia Tech professor pleads guilty to defrauding the National Science Foundation (August 21, 2019)

Chicago Software Developer Sentenced to Prison for Fraudulently Obtaining Federal Grant Money (May 9, 2019)

Former Virginia Tech Professor Found Guilty of Grant Fraud, False Statements, Obstruction (February 25, 2019)

Husband And Wife Sentenced In Scheme To Defraud The United States (February 6, 2019)

Newark-Based Company and CEO Agree to Pay $2.75 Million to Resolve Allegations of Government Contracting Fraud (January 29, 2019)


Executive Wallace Tang and Three Corporations Plead Guilty to Defrauding NASA, National Science Foundation, and Energy Department (September 5, 2018)

West Lafayette, Indiana Couple Indicted In A Scheme To Defraud The National Science Foundation (July 19, 2018)

Masstech, Richard Lee, And Arnold Lee To Pay U.S. $1.9 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating To Small Business Innovation Research Awards (May 3, 2018)

Advanced Thermal Technologies and CEO Agree to Pay $100,000 for Failing to Account for Federal Research Funds (March 20, 2018)

San Diego Communications Company Pays More Than $12 Million to Settle False Claim Act Allegations Regarding Eligibility for Small Business Innovation and Research Contracts (March 12, 2018)

Federal Jury Finds Scientist Guilty Of Defrauding NASA, Navy, And Missile Defense Agency (February 12, 2018)

Husband And Wife Plead Guilty In Scheme To Defraud The United States (February 2, 2018)


CEO Indicted For Wire Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft (August 10, 2017)


Lehigh County Couple Sentenced For Scheme To Defraud NASA (September 28, 2016)

Woburn Company and President Agree to Pay $2.25 Million to Resolve Allegations of Grant Fraud (August 12, 2016)

U.S. District Court Orders $4.5 Million Civil Judgment Against Lexington Woman And Her Medical Device Companies For Committing Grant Fraud (July 13, 2016)

Aquasent, LLC and Company Officials to Pay $400,000 to Resolve Allegations of Misuse of NSF Grant Funds (June 2, 2016)

Former UCSD Professor Admits Fraud, Agrees to Forfeit $180,000 (January 7, 2016)


Scientists Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding The Small Business Innovation Research Program (September 11, 2015)

Alpharetta Business Owner Convicted of Defrauding NASA and National Science Foundation of Almost $800,000 (June 23, 2015)

Microprocessor Company that Received National Science Foundation Grants Settles False Claims Act Allegations (May 14, 2015)

Vancouver, WA Laser Technology Firm Settles Civil Claims it Improperly Received Government Grants (April 25, 2015)

Longwood Scientist Ordered To Pay $199,825 To NASA For Wire Fraud (April 16, 2015)


Thermacore, Inc., Agrees To Pay $965,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations (October 20, 2014)

Two University Of Houston Professors Indicted (April 28, 2014)

Morgan State University Professor Convicted In Scheme To Defraud The National Science Foundation And For Obtaining Kickbacks From Students’ Stipends (April 1, 2014)


Defendants Indicted For Defrauding NASA And NSF (March 29, 2013)


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