Educator pleads guilty in teacher testing fraud - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Educator pleads guilty in teacher testing fraud

Posted:
  • NationalMore>>

  • 11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

    11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:15:45 GMT
    Authorities say at least 13 people are hurt in a school bus crash in Southern California.
    Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.
  • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:05:32 GMT
    President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
    President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.
  • Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

    Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:54:53 GMT
    A Nevada rancher at the center of a national feud with the federal government over cattle grazing is facing sharp criticism for racist comments he made that were published in a New York Times article.
    A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A longtime Memphis educator accused of leading a 15-year scheme to help teachers cheat on qualification exams has changed his plea to guilty a week after he rejected a deal from prosecutors.

Clarence Mumford Sr. told a federal judge Jan. 25 that he wanted to go to trial on more than 60 fraud and conspiracy charges, even though his lawyer had recommended accepting the deal.

Prosecutor John Fabian said Friday in U.S. District Court that Mumford is pleading guilty one count of conspiracy to commit wire, identification and Social Security fraud and one charge of aggravated identity theft.

Prosecutors say teachers in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas paid Mumford to hire test-takers to pass the exams for them. The teachers then used the passing Praxis test scores to get school jobs.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.