2nd student in grade-changing scheme appears in court

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TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – One of the men involved in a grade-changing scandal at Purdue University is expected to appear in court for sentencing Thursday.

Roy Sun (Photo Provided)
Roy Sun (Photo Provided)

As News 18 previously reported, Roy Sun pleaded guilty to three charges, including two counts of computer tampering and one count of conspiracy to commit computer tampering. He could be sentenced to four years behind bars.

Investigators said Sun worked with two friends, Sujay Sharma and Mitsutoshi Shirasaki, for years to tamper with a professor’s computer, steal passwords and change grades.

Sharma was sentenced Monday to 18 months of supervised probation and 200 hours of community service.

Prosecutors said Shirasaki is believed to be in Japan and is wanted on a warrant.

News 18’s Holly Campbell will have live reports on Sun’s sentencing tonight on News 18 at Five and Six.

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