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March 30, 2013

Dozens indicted in cheating scandal

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The commission considers cases as they are released from the district attorney’s office. By Wednesday, they had received all but 26, Henson said.

It’s common for educators to receive professional sanctions from the commission but not be charged, Henson said. The commission only requires a finding of guilt based on good evidence of wrongdoing, while criminal prosecutions require guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Of the 159 cases that the commission already reviewed, 44 resulted in license revocations, 100 got two-year suspensions and nine were suspended for less than two years, Henson said. No action was taken against six of the educators.

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