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DOJ: 48 teachers involved in test-taking scam

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(WMC-TV) - In addition to the two new Mid-South teachers indicted in a test-taking scam led by Clarence Mumford, Federal prosecutors have entered 16 other teachers into diversion agreements.

The Department of Justice's announcement Friday brings the total number of individuals sentenced, indicted, or charged to 48.

According to a information released by the DOJ Friday, a list of Mid-South teachers signed a waiver agreeing that they will not attempt to obtain a teaching job in the next five years or they will be prosecuted.

The individuals placed on diversion include:

  • Corey Alexander, 38, of Cordova, TN
  • Samuel Campbell, 39, of Jackson, MS
  • Darcel Gardner, 35, of Columbus, MS
  • Former Melrose High School basketball coachJermaine Johnson, 35, of Bartlett, TN
  • Former Oakhaven basketball coach Rondavius Milam, 38, of Memphis, TN
  • Jadice Moore, 31, of Port Gibson, MS
  • Sarah Richard, 55, of Richland, MS
  • Mario Robinson, 31, of Jackson, MS
  • former Hillcrest basketball coach Shelvie Rose, 32, of Cordova, TN
  • Former White Station High School coach Devin Rutherford, 36, of Cordova, TN
  • Marshay Thornton, 32, of Memphis, TN
  • Tracey Shaw, 41, of Hales Corners, WI
  • Kimberly Taylor, 37, of Charleston, MS
  • Timothy Williams, 43, of Lyon, MS
  • Cedrick Wilson, 34, of Memphis, TN
  • Former Manassas football coach Ellix Wilson, 27, of Jackson, TN

Wilson is a former White Station High School volunteer football coach and former NFL champ of seven years.

Action News 5 is working to learn more about the teachers who entered into diversion agreements and statute of limitations waivers. Keep checking WMCTV.COM for the latest on this developing story.

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