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Med. Degree Fraud #298042

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 12, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Implications of today's indictments of several people for allegedly purchasing phoney medical degrees from Caribbean schools examined; films shown. [New York attorney general Scott GREATHEAD - fears for innocent patients.] Role of Pedro de Mesones in organization scheme explained. [Former CETEC student Doug HANLEY - recalls alleged students showing up for graduation despite never having attended classes.] Dominican Republic government said closing CETEC due to scandal. De Mesones reported bribing Polk General Hospital, Florida administration to place phoney students on staff. [Nursing director Laurie McCRRNEY - recalls suspicious students.] One suspect not yet arrested said performing surgery and supervising incoming residents. [Department of professional discipline spokesperson William WOOD - fears extent of scandal.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Kelley, Chris;
Rather, Dan

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