Barinaga, Marcia. "Stanford and MIT in the Dock?" Science 255 (24 January 1992), p. 398.
There have been all sorts of accusations against AAU members about over-charging government.
Stanford's is the most notorious case. The question has arisen: how far will government go to
recover what? Government has, for example, has upped its demands for reimbursement. What
else might government do? It is suggested here that government might prosecute!
The issue hinges around the MOU, the Momos of Understanding, those informally arrived at
arrangements whereby indirect costs were reimbused. Stanford's were as high as 74 per cent.
How did that happen? What there anything underhanded?
Will there be prosecution?