Oh, brother

“Duke University Agrees to Pay $112.5 Million in Whistleblower Suit Over Grants,” The Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2019.  University employee used fake data to secure federal grants.

The university employee had been found to be embezzling.  A whistleblower (using his brother as his attorney) sued under the False Claims Act.

Not a good month for prestigious universities.

Governance, Compliance, Information, and Use all in one story.  The university didn’t have sufficient controls (Governance) to manage the Information its employees were submitting to the government, and a whistleblower apparently spoke to his attorney brother and then sued to enforce Compliance (and get a slice of the recovery).  Now there’s a compelling case for the use and value of information about a colleague’s bad behavior.

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