The EPA and other agencies have given Scientific grants to Duke University based on “manipulated and fabricated data”. This massive fraud involved not only fraudulent work by a lab technician, Erin Potts-Kant, but it seems that the University tried to cover up her misdoings.
This fraud is not just for a couple of million here and there, the fraud involves grants worth $112 million to Duke and even more grants of $120 million to other North Carolina institutions.
Whilst Duke maintains that this was all done by a mere Lab Technician, it seems unlikely that her work would not have been checked over even once during her eight years employment. many are suspecting this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of Science funding fraud…And the elites are just looking for an easy scapegoat.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Duke University admitted Sunday that it used manipulated and completely fabricated data about respiratory illnesses to obtains grants from the Environmental Protection Agency, among other agencies.
Internal investigators at the school believe that former lab technician Erin Potts-Kant falsified or fabricated data for medical research reports, attorneys for Duke said in response to a federal whistleblower lawsuit against the school. Potts-Kant told investigators that she faked data that wound up being “included in various publications and grant applications.”
Former analyst Joseph Thomas alleged in a recent lawsuit that the university ignored warning signs about Potts-Kant’s work and tried to cover up the fraud, but the university denies there were warning signs. The lawsuit contends that all the work Potts-Kant did in her eight years at Duke was fabricated, and that the bogus data was done through grants worth $112.8 million to Duke and $120.9 million to other universities in North Carolina.
Investigators reviewed 36 research reports and found that, in many cases, she simply made things up.
Potts-Kant admitted that she “generated experiment data that was altered” and “knew the altered experiment data was false,” according to information offered on her behalf by North Carolina lawyer Amos Tyndall.