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U.S. Charges 31 Alleging Bribes to Fix Coast Guard Credentialing Test Scores

November 24, 2020

Via: gCaptain

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged 31 individuals, including three former Coast Guard employees, related to a test score-fixing scheme at a United States Coast Guard exam center.

The indictment was announced Monday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

The indictment alleges that Dorothy Smith, as part of her position as a Coast Guard credentialing specialist at an exam center in Mandeville, Louisiana, was authorized to enter scores for examinations that merchant mariners were legally required to pass in order to obtain licenses to serve in various positions on vessels.

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