"German Defence Minister Guttenberg resigns over thesis": the headline says it all. My colleague Professor Peter Willett is going to be using this example with our Masters level research methods class, to show that plagiarism can be a time bomb even if you don't get detected at the time!
BBC. (2011) "German Defence Minister Guttenberg resigns over thesis." BBC News. 1st March http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12608083