Fulbright Scholar Program Administrator gets “Detention” for False Claims Liability

The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the filing and settlement of a false claims act lawsuit against the administrator of the US Department of State’s Fulbright Scholar’s program.  The US Attorney alleged that over an 8-year period, the administrator, the Institute of International Education (IIE) did not comply with grant requirements and repeatedly made false claims for payments by inflating its labor costs incurred.  The case was settled for a payment of $1 million.

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