War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

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Associated Press

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 24 at 7:34 PM

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College says a group of faculty will investigate whether Montana Democratic Sen. John Walsh plagiarized a research project he submitted in 2007.

The college posted a statement on its website Thursday that says it determined there was reasonable cause to refer the case to the school's academic review board.

Walsh will be allowed to submit material to the review board and attend its initial hearing.

The review board will recommend to college administrators whether any disciplinary action should be taken.

An Associated Press review of the paper confirmed Walsh included both conclusions and verbatim passages taken from the writings of other scholars.

The Montana Democrat is running against Republican Rep. Steve Daines to keep the seat to which he was appointed in February.

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