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Memos show diplomats tried to shield students

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CAIRO — A group of Saudi students caught in a cheating scandal at a Montana college were offered flights home by their kingdom’s diplomats to avoid the possibilit­y of deportatio­n or arrest, according to a cache of Saudi Embassy memos recently published by WikiLeaks and a senior official at the school involved.

The students were in a ring of roughly 30 alleged cheaters at Montana Tech accused of having systematic­ally forged grades by giving presents to a college employee.

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