Federal trial set for Thursday for man convicted in TCC grade tampering case

Monday, June 16th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A man convicted in the Tulsa Community College grade tampering case was in court Monday morning.

Tarig Al-Taweel was expected to plead guilty to federal charges, but instead opted to go to trial. Al-Taweel faces two charges. One involves a threatening letter prosecutors say he sent to his wife about information she may have given to a grand jury.

The other stems from accusations he took an English test for another foreign student. This case will go to trial on Thursday.

Al-Taweel has already been convicted of arranging to change grades for Middle Eastern students at Tulsa Community College’s Northeast Campus. He was sentenced to 8 consecutive two-year terms.