Education: Straight A's at $3.50 a Page

New York cracks down on ghostwritten college papers

First undercover agents, posing as clients, were sent to case the joint, an office on the fifth floor of a building next to Grand Central Station in New York City. Then prosecutors raided the premises —impounding two truckloads of evidence. Though it had the split-second timing of a narcotics bust, last week's daylight raid by New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams was trying to smash a ring of ghostwriters who sell term papers to college students. Instead of cocaine or marijuana, the evidence included papers with...

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