2006_12_lgcc.jpgAn instructor at LaGuardia Community College was charged with accepting payments for better grades. Elvin Escano, who taught computer science, was arraigned on a 137 count indictment; apparently, he would accept cash or liquor (examples cited were a $200 cash payment and a $2,500 bottle of wine). The DA claims Escano changed grades in the registrar's office and even asked students to "steer business his way," according to WABC 7.

Escano pleaded not guilty. LaGuardia Community College supported the DA's indictment, but it's not clear what will happen to the students whose grades were altered.