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Washington Post Blogger Quits After Plagiarism Allegations Surface
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Lynda Fisher
March 25, 2006

Washington, D.C. (AHN) - A blogger for the Washington Post Web site quit after allegations surfaced that he plagiarized movie reviews in college.

Ben Domenech, 24, had recently begun writing the blog when Salon.com made the allegations against him. Jim Brady, executive editor of the Washington Post blog said, "In the past 24 hours, we learned of allegations that Ben Domenech plagiarized material that appeared under his byline in various publications prior to washingtonpost.com contracting with him to write a blog that launched Tuesday."

"An investigation into these allegations was ongoing, and in the interim, Domenech has resigned, effective immediately," Brady said in a statement that was posted in the Washington Post Web site.

Salon.com has accused Domenech of using materials by its writers without properly crediting them, according to the Associated Press. The incidents apparently happened while he was a student writer at the College of William & Mary.

Domenech has not been reached for comment as of yet.

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