Accuracy in Media

A friend of AIM, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), pointed out a potential violation of contract for a George Mason University employee:

George Mason University meteorologist Jagadish Shukla and his wife received nearly $5.6 million from the Institute for Global Environment and Society between 2001 and 2014, public records show.

IGES received about $63 million, or 98 percent of its revenue, from federal grants during those years. Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas) on Wednesday asked the inspector general for the National Science Foundation, one of the federal agencies that have supported IGES, to investigate potential legal violations.

While IGES brought in federal grants, Shukla was drawing a salary from GMU—he earned $314,000 in compensation in 2014—a public university in Fairfax, Va. Citing an internal university audit, Smith alleges that that amounted to “double-dipping.”

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