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University of San Francisco Inks $2.5 Million Deal in Fraud Suit

May 22, 2020, 9:29 PM

The University of San Francisco has agreed to pay more than $2.5 million to resolve a California federal suit alleging it submitted fraudulent claims to the Corporation for National and Community Service to secure federal AmeriCorps grants, prosecutors said Friday.

The U.S. claimed in its False Claims Act suit that USF falsified more than 1,500 timesheets in connection with the San Francisco Teacher Residency Program for students working toward teaching degrees. The California school also falsely certified about 61 education awards between 2014 and 2016, leading to $1.7 million in undeserved grant funds, according to the U.S. Attorney for the...

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