Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Kickbacks for Advising Students

From the New York Lawyer comes this story of a corrupt law professor in Germany:

Law Professor Gets 3 Years in Hoosegow for Taking Kickbacks From Students

April 2, 2008

BERLIN (AP) _ A judge has sentenced a German law professor to three years in prison for accepting kickbacks from doctoral students.

The Hannover university professor, whose identity was not revealed, confessed to accepting euro156,000 (US$240,000) to serve as a faculty adviser to 68 doctorate students between 1998 and 2005.

Court documents say an agency brokered kickback deals for him to serve as the students' adviser. Adviers can be difficult to find in German universities.

Judge Peter Peschka called it "a very severe case of corruption" on Wednesday.

The professor said he needed the money to renovate his Hamburg mansion.

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