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U.S. Charges Dozens Of Parents, Coaches In Massive College Admissions Scandal

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:32 AM | Chad Francis (Administrator)

If you've read national headlines this week, you've likely seen the news of the DOJ's sweeping indictments of 50 individuals involved in a nationwide college admissions scam. Those charged include CEOs, actresses (namely Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman) , university athletic coaches, and college exam administrators.

From the DOJ's Press Release:

The conspiracy involved 1) bribing SAT and ACT exam administrators to allow a test taker, typically [Mark Riddell, a counselor at a private school in Bradenton, FL], to secretly take college entrance exams in place of students or to correct the students’ answers after they had taken the exam; 2) bribing university athletic coaches and administrators—including coaches at Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, the University of Southern California, and the University of Texas—to facilitate the admission of students to elite universities under the guise of being recruited as athletes; and (3) using the façade of Singer’s charitable organization to conceal the nature and source of the bribes.

William “Rick” Singer was charged with charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice for his role in organizing the scheme. 

Click here to view the original article: U.S. Charges Dozens Of Parents, Coaches In Massive College Admissions Scandal, NPR.com, March 12, 2019

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