Cheating Could Mean Jail Time

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Kevin B. Siangchin, 30, who said he had taken the LSAT twice and had done well, tried gaining a copy of the test to do better. Siangchin's plan was to bribe two employees at the Law School Admissions Council, a Newton Township law school prep service, with $5,000. He left notes and cash on the employees' cars, asking the employees to e-mail him.

Taken from www.mcall.com, one note read, "Hi, I know this is unusual, but please do not be alarmed by this letter. The purpose of this letter is to request your help in a matter that I would like to discuss with you personally."

However, employees notified the police, and soon, a sting was set up. Detectives, posing as the employees, e-mailed Siangchin before sending a female detective to meet him at a fast-food restaurant. Believing she was the employee he had written to, Siangchin slipped her a magazine with $5,000 inside. Once she passed him the LSAT, Siangchin was arrested.

"The unusual crime is nothing to laugh about," prosecutors said. The LSAT is so highly guarded that it is insured against theft and fraud for $1 million."

Now, Siangchin could face up to nine months behind bars.

"Siangchin told detectives he knew he was doing something wrong, but that he didn't believe he was hurting anyone," said an article on www.phillyburbs.com. "He allegedly told police that since 120,000 people across the country were taking the exam, 'putting himself ahead in such a large group would make no difference.'"

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