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NCIS FOIA 5720 F07-0028 p 101-200

NCIS FOIA 5720 F07-0028 p 101-200

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Criminal investigation of Navy contract fraud, mismanagement and abuse related to UH/RCUH contracts; precursor to the UH Applied Research Lab/UARC
Criminal investigation of Navy contract fraud, mismanagement and abuse related to UH/RCUH contracts; precursor to the UH Applied Research Lab/UARC

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U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
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REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
(INTERIM)
11 MAY 0 5
GENERAL PROCUREMENT
(II)
CONTROL:
24JUN02-DCWA-0307-4GNA/T
S/RESEARCH CORPORATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII (RCUH)/
HONOLULU; HI
COMMAND/NAVAIRSYSCOM/00019
MADE AT/HIHN/NCISFO
PEARL HARBOR HI4IIIII .... ~SPECIAL AGENT
REFERENCE (~),_ _
(A) NCISFO WASHINGTON DC ROI (INTERIM)/190CT02
(CONTAINS EXHIBITS
(1) THROUGH (57»
(B) NCISFO WASHINGTON DC ROI (INTERIM)/21JUL03
(CONTAINS EXHIBIT
(58) )
(C) NCISFO WASHINGTON DC ROI (INTERIM)/ 7JAN04 (CONTAINS EXHIBITS
(59) THROUGH
(61»
CD) NCISFO WASHINGTON DC ROI (INTERIM)/24MAR04
(CONTAINS EXHIBITS
(62) - (66»
(E) NCISFO WASHINGTON DC ROI (INTERIM)/17JUL04
(CONTAINS EXHIBITS
(67) - (70»
(F) NCISFO WASHINGTON DC ROI (INTERIM)/19AUG04
(CONTAINS EXHIBITS
(71) - (72)
(G) NCISFO WASHINGTON
DC ROI (INTERIM)/200CT04
(CONTAINS EXHIBITS
(73) - (81»
(H) NCISFO WASHINGTON DC ROI (INTERIM)/17DEC04
(CONTAINS EXHIBITS
(82) - (89»
(I) NCISFO WASHINGTON DC ROI (INTERIM)/14FEB05
(CONTAINS EXHIBITS
(90) - (100»
(J) NCISFO WASHINGTON DC ROI (INFO)/lOFEB04/I/OFFICE
OF NAVAL
RESEARCH, ARLINGTON,
VA/ALLEGED
SOLICITIATION AND RECEIPT OF A
GRATUITY BY NAVY OFFICIALS IN HAWAII
CCN:
29JAN04-DCWA-0023-4HNA
EXHIBIT(S)
(101) IA:
Results ofInterview of
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Results of Interview of ~OMar05
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.
This investigation
was initiated based upon a Naval Inspector
General
(NAVINSGEN) inquiry for susgected adultery and travel issues
invol ving
.
.- .
.
lFindings
from that investi~sulted
in possible conflict of interest
matters involving"""'_'and
GS-15 Civilian.
FOR Off'S'
0'
?II!ONLY
Page 1
W ARNING
TIi!SDOCUMENT IS THE PRoremy
OfJtlE
NAVAl.. CRIMINAL INYESDGAT!VESERVS
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~~U U ~U ~-U C WA -0 30 7-4G N A /~~
S U BJ :
S /R E S E A R C H C O R P l_~~I O N
OF THE UNIVERSITY
OF
U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
." " " '.Jj)
....
'..
"
\:'0 ,:;
Ih+A~'II (RCUH)
.......,.and ........plannedto benefit from their NAVAIRSYSCOM
affiliation
byorchestrating
the award of a proposed contract
(N00421-02-D-3151)
(also referred to PROJECT KAIE'E') to a company
........and
were developing
(Pacific Research Institute
(PRI».
Research for the proposed contract was being conducted by
personnel
of S/RCUH who were being funded by non-related Navy grants
which were administered by
and who had fiduciary oversight of
the grant monies.
Ultimately, proposed contract# 02-0-3151 was not
awarded.
The investigation
did not develop evidence of a criminal
violation by
concerning contract# 02-D-3151 and
conflict of interest issues, Reference
(A) details.
2.
Subsequent to the submission of Reference
(A), the investigation
continued with a focus on possible false claim issues concerning
three
(3)S/RCUH staff personnel hired at the direction, IOlf;;;;~"
working for NAVAIRSYSCOM
Office of Navy Research
(ONR),.
directed RCUH
t the
hiring of
.
and
at salaries exceeding $100,000 per annum.
Allegations
are
three
(3)S/RCUH personnel were involved in proposal research and
submissions
for proposed contract award # 02-0-3151
(PROJECT KAIE'E).
However, S/RCUH records show that labor for the three(3) personnel
were charged against two(2) U.S. Navy grants.
No bid and proposal
(8&P) labor charges were noted in the S/RCUH records for these
personnel,
Reference
(8),Exhibit
(58)Enclosures #12, #16, and #19
pertain.
Further, records show that through the University of Hawaii
(UOH), S/RCUH submitted claims for payment of labor and related
travel costs for these three(3) personnel, as direct costs to the
tW9(2)u.s. Navy grants, Reference
(8),Exhibit (58) Enclosure
(20)
pertains.
Numerous interviews have been conducted of pertinent
I)'~-
parties to the inVestigation
and reported out via References
(B) -
~
(I), including contact with the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of
Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.
This case has been transferred from Washington
DC to Hawaii for prosecutorial
oversight and action.
Additional
information
is being compiled at the request of AUSA Michael
SEABRIGHT, Chief Criminal Prosecutor.
Said tasking includes an audit
of RCUH employment records by the Defense Criminal Investigative
Service to determine actual monetary damage to the government.
This
investigation
currently focuses on the directed hireof"lI ..
_
and_by
__
at RCUH and the use of Navy Grant money
to pay their salaries for work related to PROJECT KAIE'E' vice the
actual grants.
Other possible fraudulent activities that develop as
a result of this investigation will be captured under separate
investigative
efforts and reporting.
NARRATIVE
1.
This caseis a reactive investigation
resulting from disclosures
revealed via Reference (A).
Possible suspected violations include 31
USC, Section 3729 (Civil False Claims Act), 18 USC 666 (Theft
Concerning
Programs Receiving Federal Funds), 18 USC Section 208
(Acts Affecting a Personal Financial Interest) and 1001 (False
Statements)
may also apply.
FOR~SEONLY
PSI}fI2
W ARNING
HERETO.COHIiNT8tMy NOTBEDISClOSED TO1 JE PARTY(II)ClDHC£IINEDwm«lUT 8I'ECIFlC
THISpocUMENI IS 1l1E PBOf'ERlYOfruE NAVALCRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVESEfOOCE
O O H I'EH TStMyBE DISCLOSED ONLY TO PERSCIHSIIIfI08I! OFFICIAl.. DUnesREQUlRE~
\O~
i&.~u U l\1 U 4-U \" ;WA -U J UI-':IGN A/:"
SUBJ:
S/RESEARCH CORP(
~-MON OF THE UNIVERSITY
OFIi,II (RCUH)
U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
2.
NcrSFO Hawaii received transfer of case control in MARD5.
Since
submdssion of Reference
(I), interviews of key grant program
personnel,
and
have been
conducted and have corroborated
suspicion that the employees who were
directed hires by1lllllJwere
not performing grant related work.

It was established that the work being perfor.med was either unknown, or was related to PROJECT KAIE'E'.

Exhibits (101) - (103) pertain.
3.
was re-interviewed
and confir.med he was a directed
hire at RCUH py
and did work on PROJECT KAIE'E', but
mail'!-tained11:;,_W;;t s
done in off-hours.
Exhibit(1 0 4) refers.
Additional
iqterviews are underway to establish the veraci
claim and as~ertain what grant work'was produced during
employment
RCUH.
4.
investigation'
DeM .
to conducting additional witness interviews, the
pending results of the audit being conducted by
DISTRIBUTION
NCISHQ:
0023
INFO:
DCWA
Commander, Office of Naval Research(M)
Office of the Inspector General
Attn:
!
800 North Quincy street
Arlington, VA 22217-5660
Commander, Naval Air Systems Command(M)
Office of the Ins
AIR-OOG1
(Attn:
/
47123 Buse Road
Patuxent River,MD
20634
Inspector General, Department of Defense(M)
Deputy Assistant Inspector General
Investigative
Policy and Oversight
ATTN: SA••••••
~
400 Army Navy Drive, Suite 1037
Arlington, VA
22202-4704
/
FORO FF' ~~N L Y
Page3 ~_V 2L N Y
W ARNING
THIS QOCUMENTIS WE PROPERTy OF mE NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTJGAD\IE SERVICE
CONTBfTSIMYBf; DISCLOSEDO f«.Y TO PERSoNS VttIDSEOFFIC......IlUTIES REQUIRE ACCESS
HERETO_1XIHTeITS
MAY NOrSE DISCLOSED TOtHE PARlY(S)COHc::ERNEO WIIHOUTSPeCIfIC
oWIHDRIZATIONFROM tHEWoVAL CRlMIW.lN!IES1lG'ollYE
SERVICE
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