March 23, 2021
North Carolina Company Charged with Making False Statements
On March 23, 2021, the U.S. Attorney in the Middle District of North Carolina filed a superseding information charging Bio-Adhesive Alliance, Inc. (BAA) with making false statements in a grant application. On March 8, an information was filed charging BAA with making false statements to the Government.
The investigation revealed that between 2013 and 2017, BAA applied for and received multiple grant awards. In its grant applications, BAA falsely stated that its investigator was eligible to serve as a primary investigator, and that an individual had written a letter in support of the grant application. In fact, BAA knew its primary investigator was not eligible to be a primary investigator and that the letter of support was false.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Environmental Protection Agency OIG and the National Science Foundation OIG.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.