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Exam Proctor Flips, Admits Accepting Bribes

Igor Dvorskiy will testify if called: 'LAT'

(Newser) - A former college exam proctor has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with investigators in the sweeping college admissions scheme, the AP reports. Court documents filed Tuesday say Igor Dvorskiy, director of the private West Hollywood College Preparatory School, agreed to plead guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to... More »

Chess Grandmaster Busted Cheating in the Bathroom

Igors Rausis says he 'lost my mind'

(Newser) - One could be forgiven for never having heard of Igors Rausis—probably until the 58-year-old chess grandmaster got himself busted cheating in a tournament with his smartphone in a toilet stall. As the Guardian reports, the International Chess Federation says it caught the Latvian-Czech player "red-handed using his phone... More »

They Said He Cheated in His Record Run. Now He's Dead

Frank Meza, 70, disqualified from Los Angeles Marathon earlier this week, found in LA River

(Newser) - A record-setting 70-year-old runner who earlier this week had been disqualified from the Los Angeles Marathon amid cheating accusations was found dead Thursday morning in the Los Angeles River, the LA County coroner's office has confirmed to the Washington Post . ABC13 reports that the LAPD responded to a body... More »

Record Run at LA Marathon Was Actually 'Impossible'

Frank Meza, 70, disqualified for cheating

(Newser) - It was a record-setting run—until it wasn't. Frank Meza, a 70-year-old who logged an impressive time of 2:53:10 at the Los Angeles Marathon in March, has been disqualified after cameras caught him violating a couple of rules, per the Los Angeles Times . As pointed out by... More »

Brunei Semantics on Brutal New Law: It's Not 'Punishment'

Stoning to death those who cheat, have gay sex is 'prevention' meant to 'nurture': foreign minister

(Newser) - A controversial Sharia law recently put into effect in Brunei, in which it's mandated that people who cheat on their spouses or men who have gay sex are stoned to death, isn't meant as punishment, the Muslim-majority nation's foreign minister is now saying—it's simply a... More »

Book: Trump Is Brazen Golf Cheater

'Commander in Cheat' offers dozens of examples

(Newser) - Colluding with Russia? The special counsel says no. Cheating at golf? Well, that's something else. From pulling a fast one on Tiger Woods to exaggerating his handicap, Donald Trump's alleged misdeeds on and around the golf course are the subject of a new book by former Sports Illustrated... More »

College Cheating Scandal Mastermind: I Created 'Side Door'

William Rick Singer pleads guilty on all charges

(Newser) - The mastermind of a college admissions cheating scandal that involved scores of wealthy parents admitted full responsibility in federal court Tuesday and pleaded guilty to charges that could send him to prison for up to 65 years. William Rick Singer, who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, money laundering, tax conspiracy,... More »

Hollywood Celebs Accused in College Admissions Scam

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman among those facing charges

(Newser) - A new scandal has emerged involving Hollywood celebs, but it's one you might not have expected. Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among those accused of participating in college-admissions fraud on behalf of their children, reports NBC News . Essentially, wealthy parents used shady tactics including bribes, made-up sports... More »

Her Lover Killed Her Husband. He Just Testified Against Her

Denise Williams is on trial for murder, though she didn't pull the trigger

(Newser) - On Tuesday, Brian Winchester took the stand and cried. He recounted looking for his missing best friend on Florida's Lake Seminole 18 years ago. But while his father "was searching ... I was just lying," he testified. That's because Winchester knew exactly where Mike Williams had ended... More »

iPhone App Foils Husband Who Murdered Wife

Mitesh Patel wanted to run away with his boyfriend to Australia

(Newser) - This may have been a crime of passion, but that doesn't mean it wasn't premeditated. In fact, that's exactly what a UK jury found the murder of Jessica Patel to be, meticulously planned by her husband, Mitesh, for five years so he could run away to Australia... More »

A Few Cheaters Is Normal. This Race Had 258

Some face lifetime bans after Sunday's half marathon in Shenzhen

(Newser) - More than 250 half-marathon runners are facing bans in China for what organizers describe as blatant cheating in a race in Shenzhen. Some 237 participants in Sunday's race face two-year bans after traffic cameras spotted them taking shortcuts. One video shows runners making a U-turn through a treed area... More »

Metal Band Breaks Up in 'Epic' Way

Witchrot has a lot more fans after viral Facebook post

(Newser) - Well, this is awkward. A Canadian metal band has broken up after two members of it were part of an infidelity triangle—dirty laundry that was aired very publicly. "Due to the unfortunate reality of our guitarist f---ing my girlfriend of almost 7 years WITCHROT will be taking an... More »

Melania Shrugs Off Trump Affair Rumors

First lady tells ABC News reporter she has better things to think about these days

(Newser) - "No question is off limits" is how ABC's 20/20 is promoting its interview with Melania Trump, airing Friday night at 10pm EDT. That apparently included queries about her marriage from Tom Llamas, who chatted with the first lady during her recent trip to Africa , ABC News reports. "... More »

Cheating Scandal Rocks Elite World of Master Sommeliers

23 must retake grueling exam they thought they'd passed

(Newser) - The exam to become a master sommelier is notoriously difficult. The years, even decades, of study required to conquer the three-part test of wine knowledge—broken down into theory, table service, and tasting—mean that fewer than 300 people have managed it over 49 years. Now 23 sommeliers who thought... More »

Monopoly's New Request: Cheat If You Can

Hasbro's new edition has special cards with instructions to break the rules

(Newser) - We've all met a sticky-fingered Monopoly player who loves to be the banker. Indeed, a survey suggests that lots of Monopoly players attempt to cheat while playing the classic Hasbro board game, notes Insider . Now, Monopoly has made a version of the game just for them. Monopoly: Cheater's... More »

Camels Busted for Botox in Pageant Scandal

At least 12 kicked out of Saudi festival

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia is holding its annual monthlong camel festival—and cheaters are not welcome. With around $60 million up for grabs in races and show competitions, unscrupulous owners have been drugging animals and even giving them Botox injections in an attempt to win camel beauty pageants, the National reports. At... More »

Jay-Z on Dealing With Infidelity: Get to the 'Middle of the Pain'

'NYT' interview dives into his relationship with Kanye, how he and Beyonce dealt with discord

(Newser) - Whispers have long abounded about what exactly went on in Jay-Z and Beyonce's marriage to spur some of the lyrics in the former's 4:44 album, and his in-depth interview with Dean Baquet for T Magazine finally offers some confirmation. After the New York Times executive editor tells... More »

Cops: Woman Cheated With Radioactive Cards

Police in Germany bust a restaurant owner

(Newser) - There's using marked deck of cards, and then there's this. Police in Germany say a woman dabbed playing cards with a radioactive substance as part of an elaborate scheme to cheat, reports the BBC . The 41-year-old restaurant owner in Berlin marked the cards with Iodine-125, allowing her or... More »

83 College Students Accused of Cheating via App

Ohio State University says the students used GroupMe

(Newser) - The ever-evolving miracles of technology are helping students find new and daring ways to cheat. The Ohio State University has charged 83 undergraduates with violating the school's code of student conduct by using a group messaging app to cheat on assignments in a business class last year. The school'... More »

Scrabble Champ Banned for the Way He Picked Letters

Allan Simmons says he never purposely cheated—but he may have been loose with game play

(Newser) - A scandal that some are calling "Tile-Gate" is rocking the Scrabble world, with one of its best players now barred from competitions. Per the London Times , Allan Simmons is now prohibited from facing off against other wordsmiths due to two specific Scrabble rules—both involving the selection of letter... More »

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