College coaches among 50 indicted in college entrance exam scandal

13 March, 2019, 15:51 | Author: Donna Miller
  • William “Rick” Singer the Newport Beach consultant accused of leading the scheme leaves Boston Federal Court after being charged with racketeering conspiracy money laundering conspiracy conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of

Secondly, the organization allegedly bribed college coaches to help admit the students into college as recruited athletes, regardless of their actual ability, prosecutors said.

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He must later appear in court in MA, where the nationwide investigation was initiated.

Officials said parents spent from $200,000 to $6.5 million to guarantee their children's admission in to some of the top schools in the country.

"For every student admitted through fraud, an honest, genuinely talented student was rejected". She ended up scoring a 1420 - 400 points higher than she had gotten on a PSAT taken a year earlier, according to court documents. Parents who can afford to pay heavily for test preparation and have their children take the tests two or three times to better their scores. The administrator would either correct the student's test answers or even hire a proctor to take it for them.

Jorge Salcedo, the head coach of the men's soccer team, was charged in an indictment with racketeering conspiracy.

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The central figure in the scheme was identified as admissions consultant William "Rick" Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network of Newport Beach.

According to the indictment, the couple paid $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California by having them "designated as recruits to the USC crew team - despite the fact that they did not participate in crew".

Caplan, a private equity lawyer at NY firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, also allegedly participated in the cheating scheme, paying $75,000 to the company to help his daughter cheat on the ACT.

The university was unaware of Ernst's acceptance of bribes until it was contacted by the U.S. Attorney's Office following his departure from Georgetown, Vice President and General Counsel Lisa Brown and Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President Erik Smulson wrote in a Tuesday email to the campus community.

"But once he gets here, he just goes, he doesn't go to athletic orientation, He goes to the regular orientation like all my other kids just did. and everything's fine".

The coaches indicted include Texas men's tennis coach Michael Center, a sailing coach at Stanford, a women's soccer coach at Yale, a tennis coach at Georgetown, several USC coaches, and a men's soccer coach at UCLA.

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