(AP) — Harvard University has agreed to pay more than $1.3 million to settle claims that a research team overcharged certain federal grants.
Federal prosecutors in Boston said in a statement Monday that the team at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health led by former professor Donna Spiegelman overcharged the government by about $1.3 million between 2009 and 2014.
Prosecutors said it overstated the time and effort members put into projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Health Resources & Services Administration. The overcharges were self-reported by the university. Spiegelman denied wrongdoing in a statement released through her attorney.