June 28, 2001 South Carolina State University
South Carolina State University (SCSU) has agreed to pay $140,000 Dollars to settle allegations asserted in a qui tam action filed by a former SCSU contractor, Jeffrey Hass.
The allegations asserted within the case were that SCSU diverted Department of Agriculture grant funds from one USDA grant program to another, in violation of Section 1444 of the Food and Agricultural Act of 1977. As part of the settlement, Mr. Hass will receive $21,000 for having filed the qui tam case.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 6/28/01