Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- According to the Moroccan newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum, a former employee of the International University in Rabat (UIR), along with three accomplices, has been convicted of producing and selling counterfeit university degrees and diplomas.
The group was found guilty of forgery and fraud, specifically related to certificates in optometry, dental restoration, medical training, and business management.
The main culprit, Samir A, used counterfeit administrative seals from the university to fabricate false documents. He even went so far as to create a prepaid payment card using a national ID card found at the university. His accomplices utilized social media platforms to connect with potential buyers.
Following a thorough investigation, the sentences have been delivered. Samir A received an eight-year prison sentence, while his colleagues were each given five years.
The court heard testimonies from around 30 individuals involved in the scandal.
The Moroccan Times.