The Education Ministry building in Beirut, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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Ten suspects have been arrested and referred to the Military Tribunal for their involvement in the sale of fake university degrees, days after an Education Ministry official was detained and seven other suspects were arrested over the scandal.A judicial source told The Daily Star Friday that the 10 detainees were referred to the military prosecution after their arrest earlier this week.In October, as the investigation was launched, the Education Ministry's Higher Education Council decided to fine three universities for allegedly selling fake degrees.Hamadeh said at the time that people were acquiring the counterfeit degrees so they could apply for state or military jobs.
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