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7 deputy recruits fired in Pinellas Sheriff’s Office cheating scandal

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The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office fired seven deputy recruits Monday morning after an investigation determined they had cheated on a test. Seven “deputy recruits obtained copies of actual FTO exams, used the exams to their benefit, cheated and lied,” said Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. “We have nothing in the law enforcement profession without our integrity and there is no place for cheaters and liars in law enforcement and certainly not in the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.” The recruits, all hired on…

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