Uncategorized | 3:10 pm | April 10, 2009 | By Yale Daily News

Shingate con artist back on the streets

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Another day, another development in the strange saga of Shin Jeong-ah, the disgraced Korean art curator who was convicted of forging a doctorate from Yale. The 37-year-old Shin was granted bail and released from prison today after about 18 months behind bars (the paparazzi were waiting for her and snapped the picture above). Reports the Korea Times:

A Seoul court said that there was no particular reason to reject the grant of bail to her, and she will face a fresh trial on April 23 after the country’s top court ordered a lower court to review the case.

Bombarded with questions from reporters, Shin, wearing a cap and with her head down, did not make any comment and got in a Lexus sedan and was driven away.

(Not up-to-date on Shingate?  Read our exhaustive coverage of Shin’s downfall, her trial and the $50 million lawsuit filed by her former employer, Dongguk University, against Yale, which at one point mistakenly indicated that Shin had actually gone to Yale.)

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