A German law professor was sentenced to three and a half years in prison and a €75,000 fine for accepting bribes to help doctorate students receive their degree, according to Writedit at the Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship blog. A related AP story adds that more than 100 other professors are also being investigated, as is the Institute for Scientific Consulting, which allegedly acted as the intermediary between the professors and the students. "I had no idea there was a cottage industry helping grad students obtain their PhDs," Writedit blogs.
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