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Bribe Puts Would-Be Legal Eagle’s Fledgling Law Career at Risk

Posted Jun 20, 2007 5:18 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A New Jersey man's fledgling law career is not off to a good start.

Eager to get into a well-regarded law school, Kevin B. Siangchin of North Plainfield tried to bribe workers responsible for administering the crucial Law School Admission Test to give him an advance copy. But the effort backfired and he is now facing potential jail time in Pennsylvania, reports the Intelligencer.

Initially suspected of stalking, after he left notes and cash on the windshields of several female Law School Admission Council workers in Newtown Township, near Philadelphia, Siangchin, 30, was subsequently arrested in a sting operation and charged with trying to pay workers $5,000 for an advance copy of the LSAT. He pleaded guilty yesterday to two misdemeanor counts, and is free on $10,000 bond awaiting sentencing.

“He wanted a leg up on the competition,” Gary Gambardella, chief of prosecution for Bucks County, tells the Intelligencer. “What he needs to learn is that winners never cheat and cheaters never win … but sometimes they find themselves in court pleading guilty.”

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