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    Hello everyone!

    Today was sentencing day for an aspiring medical school student from Rockville, MD. A federal judge has just sentenced him to three months in federal prison. This will be followed by seven months of reporting to a halfway house each night. The sentence was short of the 10-month incarceration prosecutors requested, but the judge felt it adequate to deter others.

    We’ll refrain from repeating the young man’s name here as it is probably already going to haunt him for years in other Google results, but, in case you weren’t aware, he attempted to hack into the AAMC in July 2012 to change his MCAT score. When this was unsuccessful, he hired professional hackers to do the job for him.

    So, in addition to being blackballed from ever gaining admission to a US med school, he now also has a criminal record. If you have ever felt tempted to similarly cheat, please don’t.

    Best of luck with your applications!

    David Petersam
    President
    AdmissionsConsultants, Inc.
    DPetersam@admissionsconsultants.com

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    #38099

    gladitsnight
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    lol

    got off easy imo

    #50621

    thecaesar
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    Sounds too stupid to have graduated from med school anyway.

    #50708

    redchip
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    When this was unsuccessful, he hired professional hackers to do the job for him.

    Future Darwin award winner

    #50856

    red9er
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    I’m sure the professional hackers were a good, ethical bunch who were looking out for his best interests.

    #50920

    magnumman
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    Makes Mindy Kaling’s brother look like an ethical genius.

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