White House, NSA Staff Bought Fake Diplomas

October 16, 2006

Lawyers defending operators of "Saint Regis University" and "James Monroe University" intend to identify more than 135 US federal employees who were their customers -- including a senior State Department employee in Kuwait, staff in the White House and the National Security Agency. Prosecutors call the issue a "smokescreen." The ringleaders are charged with laundering more than $2 million. (See Washington Post article at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/12/AR2006101200680.html )