Councilman Derek Reeve, in the news for asking that Capsitrano lift its ban on guns in parks and for offending other city leaders and Muslims by announcing he'd named his dog "Muhammad," appears to have plagerized dozens of passages in blogs he wrote for the website Patch, the site is reporting.
Reeve was a voluntary columnist for the website, but stopped writing after Patch asked about the columns and passages that appeared to be taken word-for-word from the works of others without attribution.
Patch says Reeve initially told them he'd been careless in confusing his notes and writing, but then stopped responding to the site's calls for explaination.
An attorney, Reeve teaches at two local colleges, one of which contends plagerism -- intentionally or unintentionally -- is a very serious offense.
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