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This photo provided by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office shows Clarence Mumford Sr., a longtime Memphis educator who has pleaded guilty to leading a cheating scam. / Shelby County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Office, AP

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A longtime Memphis educator accused of leading a 15-year scheme to help teachers from several states cheat on qualification exams has changed his plea to guilty a week after he rejected a deal from prosecutors.

Clarence Mumford Sr. told a federal judge Jan. 25 that he wanted to go to trial on more than 60 fraud and conspiracy charges, even though his lawyer had recommended accepting the deal.

Prosecutor John Fabian said Friday in U.S. District Court that Mumford is pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire, identification and Social Security fraud and one charge of aggravated identity theft.

Prosecutors say teachers in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas paid Mumford to hire test-takers to pass the exams for them. The teachers then used the passing Praxis test scores to get school jobs.



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