June 16th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Yalie faces trial in Ireland for taking friend’s exam

A Yalie hailing from Ireland will face trial in his home country for allegedly taking a friend’s final examination in the Irish secondary school system.

IrishCentral reported Monday that Conor Dooney ’12, a member of Yale’s cross

country team, is being accused of sitting the Leaving Certificate Physics examination for Stephen Boucher in Dublin in 2008. Irish police recommended that Dooney and Boucher be charged with forgery after Ireland’s Department of Education referred the case to them, said IrishCentral.

Last week, the case opened at Dun Laoghaire Court, and Dooney and Boucher have been released on bail before the case continues at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Dooney declined to comment on the charges.