Sunday, June 18, 2006

Cheating as a Federal Crime

A Los Angeles man is scheduled to plead guilty tomorrow to a three count criminal information for "misuse of a means of identification to violate federal law, misuse of a passport and criminal copyright infringement."  According to a press release of the US Attorney for the Central District of California, an individual was caught taking pictures, using his cellphone, of the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test). The press release states that:

"[t]he proctor attempted to confiscate the camera, but [the accused] was able to leave the test facility with the digital images in his possession. Because the integrity of the exam had been compromised, the makers of the MCAT were required to redesign the questions. As a result of the security breach, court documents allege, the Association of American Medical Colleges suffered losses of more than $100,000."

The individual was also accused of using a false passport and using false identification.


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