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Statute’s language may be used to determine whether licensee’s crime involves moral turpitude

Pennsylvania's educator discipline entity can consider the specific clauses of criminal statutes under which a licensee was convicted in order to determine whether the crime was one involving moral turpitude and would subject the licensee to potential revocation, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled July 7.

The licensee, named only as "NT" by the court, is the CEO of a cyber charter school, and is licensed as an educator in Pennsylvania. Federal prosecutors brought charges alleging that he defrauded the U.S. government, to which he pleaded guilty,—specifically to a charge of a tax conspiracy.

Following that conviction . . .

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