Research Misconduct Case

I was shocked. I read about a professor from the University of Pittsburg (http://ori.dhhs.gov/content/case-summary-weber-scott) who plagiarized text and falsified data in two unpublished manuscripts and two National Health Institute grant applications. I guess I’m naive, but I never dreamed a researcher would submit someone else’s work as his own  in order to put up the front he had actually conducted research, all with money from the U.S. Public Health Service. I’m curious to know how this person got as far as putting together two manuscripts and two grant applications without input from a co-author  or the IRB? When given tax dollars to conduct research for the good of humanity, I believe researchers should be held to the highest standards. I’m also shocked he was asked to not participant in government funded research for only three years. That seems like a short time to me.