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Monday, April 23, 2012 - 5:03am

Some Dougherty Cheaters Face Tribunals

The Dougherty County district attorney is preparing to turn over some case files in a Georgia standardized test cheating scandal to the school system's lawyer.

District Attorney Gred Edwards said his office has determined that some of the cheating cases should be handled by the school board's administrative tribunal. He said other cases may be prosecuted in court.

Edwards said he was uncertain how many of the 44 individual case files he would transfer.

In a state investigation released in December, dozens of educators in 11 Dougherty County schools were accused of either cheating or failing to prevent cheating on state standardized tests in 2009.

In all, 18 educators admitted to cheating, but investigators say 49 were involved in some way.