Bribes and Sex to Get Into a French University?

January 19, 2016

A former president of a French university went on trial Monday over charges that he admitted some Chinese students for bribes and/or sex, The Telegraph reported, based on accounts in Le Monde. The charges concern the time Laroussi Oueslati was president of Institut d’Administration des Entreprises, in Toulon. He was forced out of that position after the scandal broke in 2009. Court documents indicate that many of the Chinese students allegedly admitted for bribes or "intimate relations" could not speak French and thus should have been rejected. Oueslati has denied the charges, telling the judge, "I am not corrupt."

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