A researcher at the University of Connecticut may have committed scientific fraud with his studies of red wine. His work stating that the wine is healthy was published in 26 articles, in over 11 scientific journals. Dipak K. Das was the researcher at the university that supposedly found that red wine is healthy for humans. Dr. Das was granted money from the United States Government for his research, but he did not use all of the funds for his small-scale experiments. The University of Connecticut is returning two grants to the U.S. Government worth a combined total of $890,000. Dr. Das did not answer any of his emails or phone calls to the university when the fraud case was opened.
I believe that he should be charged and sued according to the amount of money he stole from the government. No scientists that work at universities should be allowed to handle the $890,000 on their own… They should have the university’s financial officers deal with the money in a closed account. Dr. Das was given the money directly instead of going through the university, which is why he was able to get his hands on it. I personally don’t want to be paying taxes to the government so they can pay people who steal the money. This is very serious (and a serious amount of money), so I am hoping this man receives either jail time or hefty fines.