Our client began working at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine in 2007 as a purchasing coordinator in the Department of Hematology and Oncology. A purchasing coordinator reviews and processes invoices and travel reimbursement requests submitted by researchers and physicians working on private and federal government grants. Almost immediately, our client noticed irregularities and red flags with respect to the invoices and reimbursement requests being submitted and paid from NIH grants.
Our client believed these claims for grant reimbursements were wrong, and that these were dollars stolen from cancer research. In bringing this case, our client not only blew the whistle on this particular grant program, but ended up alerting Northwestern University to a flaw in their grant reimbursement system, helping them prevent fraud in the future.