Suffolk County Senator Kenneth LaValle released a draft bill Tuesday making the crime a felony.
On Monday, CBS 2 got the exclusive first look at what politicians will see first hand in Albany on Tuesday afternoon, and what could soon be implemented at a high school near you.
Should there be tougher criminal penalties for students who cheat on the SAT’s? That’s the focus of Tuesday’s meeting of the Senate Committee on Higher Education in Albany.
There were court appearances on the docket today in Nassau County for four people accused of taking the SAT and/or ACT for students who allegedly paid them to.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota sent letters to school superintendents, asking for information about possible college entrance exam cheating in their districts.
Michael Pomerantz, 18, faces felony charges for allegedly being paid to take college entrance exams for other students. Another student faces a misdemeanor charge.
“This scheme was so systemic; this fraud is so systemic that there were people who knew who to go to when they wanted to get a particular score. It was run like a business,” Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice said.
The situation revolving around the alleged SAT cheating scandal on Long Island is about to get even more dire. CBS 2 has learned more arrests are imminent.
New, exclusive details have emerged about the broadening investigation into Long Island’s college admissions cheating scandal. CBS 2 has learned why multiple stand-ins took both the SAT and ACT exams at multiple schools and how they got away with it.
Seven students at Great Neck North High School have been arrested, but now some of them say they are being victimized twice. They’re blaming it on a set-up by the district attorney.