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SAT cheating scandal on Long Island

Michael Pomerantz, the fourth test taker in the

Michael Pomerantz, the fourth test taker in the SAT scandal, is brought out of Nassau Police headquarters. (Nov. 28, 2011) Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

An alleged SAT cheating scandal on Long Island is being investigated by the Nassau County District Attorney's office and has become national news, resulting in a call by the College Board for greater security measures.

Michael Pomerantz, the fourth test taker in the
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Michael Pomerantz, the fourth test taker in the SAT scandal, is brought out of Nassau Police headquarters. (Nov. 28, 2011)

Michael Pomerantz is brought out of Nassau Police
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Michael Pomerantz is brought out of Nassau Police headquarters on Monday, November 28, 2011 in Mineola. Pomerantz is charged with accepting money to take the SAT for someone else, prosecutors said.

The Nassau County district attorney's office has released
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The Nassau County district attorney's office has released a photo of Michael Pomerantz, 18, of Great Neck, who is charged with accepting money to take the SAT for someone else, prosecutors said. (Nov. 28, 2011)

Joshua Chefec, 20, a graduate of Great Neck
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Joshua Chefec, 20, a graduate of Great Neck North, was arrested on felony charges in connection to the college admissions test cheating scandal on Long Island, officials said. (Nov. 22, 2011)

Adam Justin, 19, a graduate of North Shore
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Adam Justin, 19, a graduate of North Shore Hebrew Academy High School, was arrested on felony charges in connection to the college admissions test cheating scandal on Long Island, officials said. (Nov. 22, 2011)

George Trane, 19, a graduate of Great Neck
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George Trane, 19, a graduate of Great Neck South High School, was arrested on felony charges in connection to the college admissions test cheating scandal on Long Island, officials said. (Nov. 22, 2011)

Joshua Chefec, left, is led out of the
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Joshua Chefec, left, is led out of the Nassau County district attorney's office after surrendering to investigators. (Nov. 22, 2011)

George Trane, right, is led out of the
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George Trane, right, is led out of the Nassau County district attorney's office after surrendering to investigators. (Nov. 22, 2011)

Test taker Adam Justin, left, is led out
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Test taker Adam Justin, left, is led out of the Nassau District Attorney's office Tuesday, November 22, 2011. District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that her office�s ongoing investigation into the Great Neck North cheating scandal uncovered nine more students who paid four test takers from 2008 to 2011 to take the SAT or ACT for them so they would achieve a higher score. Those who took the test, for payments ranging from $500 to $3,600, are Joshua Chefec, 20, a graduate of Great Neck North H.S.; Adam Justin, 19, a graduate of North Shore Hebrew Academy; Michael Pomerantz, 18, who attended Great Neck North H.S.; and George Trane, 19, a graduate of Great Neck South H.S. Photo by Howard Schnapp

10. SAT cheating scandal Current and former students
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10. SAT cheating scandal
Current and former students of Long Island high schools were arrested and face criminal charges for allegedly cheating on college admissions tests, according to police. Students allegedly paid test takers to impersonate them and take the SAT and ACT exams between 2008 and 2011.

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Joshua Chefec, left, Adam Justin, background center, and George Trane, right, are escorted from the Nassau County district attorney's office. (Nov. 22, 2011)

The scene outside the Nassau County district attorney's
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The scene outside the Nassau County district attorney's office where suspects in an SAT cheating scandal were turning themselves into police. (Nov. 22, 2011)

Authorities arrested Sam Eshaghoff, 19, a 2010 graduate
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Authorities arrested Sam Eshaghoff, 19, a 2010 graduate of Great Neck North, for allegedly using doctored photo identification cards to take the SAT for six students at the school. (Sept. 27, 2011)

The New York State Committee on Higher Education
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The New York State Committee on Higher Education listens to testimony in regards to cheating on the SAT exam during a Senate hearing at Farmingdale State University. (Oct. 25, 2011)

Bernard Kaplin, principal at Great Neck North High
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Bernard Kaplin, principal at Great Neck North High School, offers testimony to the New York State Committee on Higher Education in regards to cheating on the SAT exam during a Senate hearing at Farmingdale State University. (Oct. 25, 2011)

Kurt Landgraf, president and CEO of the Education
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Kurt Landgraf, president and CEO of the Education Testing Service, offers testimony to the New York State Committee on Higher Education. (Oct. 25, 2011)

Great Neck North High School. (Sept. 28, 2011)
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Great Neck North High School. (Sept. 28, 2011)

Kurt Landgraf, president and CEO of the Education
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Kurt Landgraf, president and CEO of the Education Testing Service, offers testimony to the New York State Committee on Higher Education. (Oct. 25, 2011)

New York State Committee on Higher Education listens
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New York State Committee on Higher Education listens to testimony in regards to cheating on the SAT exam during a Senate hearing in Farmingdale. (Oct. 25, 2011)

Samuel Eshaghoff is pictured in the 2010 Great
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Samuel Eshaghoff is pictured in the 2010 Great Neck North High School yearbook.

Sam Eshaghoff, 19, of Great Neck, leaves Nassau
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Sam Eshaghoff, 19, of Great Neck, leaves Nassau Police Headquarters in Mineola to be arraigned. (Sept. 27, 2011)

A file photo of school exams in progress.
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A file photo of school exams in progress.

At Farmingdale State College, a committee discusses the
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At Farmingdale State College, a committee discusses the SAT testing process and security issues involved. (Oct. 25, 2011)

Sam Eshaghoff, accused in an SAT scandel in
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Sam Eshaghoff, accused in an SAT scandel in Great Neck, leaves Nassau County Police headquarters in Mineola. (Sept. 27, 2011)

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