Guilty Plea in Teacher Certification Cheating Scam

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(Memphis) A Memphis man admits to taking certification tests for Mid-South teachers in exchange for cash.

Jeryl Shaw pleaded guilty in Federal Court on Friday.

Shaw told a judge he took three tests for others about two years ago.

He has never been a teacher.

Nearly 30 people have been indicted in the cheating scam that dates back to 1995.

Five have now pleaded guilty to the charges.