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Plea change set in teacher test fraud

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The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A lawyer for a former Memphis public school assistant principal says he's seeking a plea change to federal charges that he helped current or aspiring teachers cheat on tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms.

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A lawyer for Clarence Mumford Sr., Coleman Garrett, said Friday that he would ask the court for a plea change and that Mumford could change his plea to either guilty or "no contest" at a future hearing. Garrett said he did not anticipate a trial in the case.

Federal prosecutors say teachers from three states paid Mumford to send someone else to take the exams in their place at testing centers in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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