Toronto Star reporter caught lifting Village Voice passages
The Toronto Star's Prithi Yelaja apologized to Village Voice reporter Alisa Solomon for lifting parts of her story on U.S. Army deserters seeking asylum in Canada. "I deeply regret the embarrassment I have caused to the paper, and to my family," says Yelaja, a journalist for 14 years. "I apologize to readers, Alisa and the Village Voice for my lapse in judgment during a stressful time in my life. The public humiliation is far worse than any discipline I could receive."