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9:24 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

El Paso District Caught In Cheating Scam Audited

El Paso Independent School District officials have received a draft of an audit investigating how a broad cheating scam that led to the imprisonment of the ex-superintendent occurred.

The El Paso Times reports the draft was provided to district officials Thursday, but has not been made public.

District spokeswoman Renee de Santos says the "privileged and confidential unsigned draft report" has been given to district's attorneys. She says the public accounting firm Weaver and Tidwell is still working on the final draft.

In addition to the imprisonment of ex-superintendent Lorenzo Garcia, several officials have resigned, or been forced to leave, since the scam was uncovered. Lorenzo was sentenced to 3½ years in prison for organizing the scheme that forced students to drop out so they wouldn't take accountability exams.

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Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com


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