Katie Warren, provided by Published 2:20 pm CDT, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 David Madison/Getty Images The FBI and US attorney's office in Boston indicted dozens of people in an alleged college admissions bribery scandal. The scam allegedly involved parents having their children pose as athletes to get accepted into Division-1 universities and parents having stand-ins take SAT and ACT exams for their children. Hollywood actors, college athletic coaches, CEOs, and business leaders were among those charged. CEOs and executives in finance, real estate, and other industries are among the dozens indicted by the FBI in an alleged scheme to get students into elite colleges. Some of those charged are accused of paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into elite universities including Georgetown, Stanford, and Yale, as Business Insider's Kelly McLaughlin reported. Some parents are accused of having their children recruited as Division 1 athletes, regardless of … [Read more...] about CEOs, investors, and entrepreneurs are among those named in the college admissions cheating scandal — here are the 22 business leaders who’ve been charged by the FBI
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Former Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer, right, walks to the Moakley Courthouse to plead on charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering in relation to a college entrance exam cheating scam. (Faith Ninivaggi/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) Former Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer, right, walks to the Moakley Courthouse to plead on charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering in relation to a college entrance exam cheating scam. (Faith Ninivaggi/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) Todd Blake of Ross, California in Marin County recently Tweeted his daughter’s acceptance to USC. Blake was apparently a trustee at the Ross School District until recently. (Twitter screen grab) BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 28: (L-R) Olivia Jade Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Isabella Rose Giannulli attend The Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2019 … [Read more...] about Which rich Bay Area parents paid to grease their kids’ entry to elite colleges?
By Thomas Barrabi Published March 12, 2019 Business Leaders FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Arrests made in largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the DOJ Dozens of people involved with a nationwide college admissions scam have been arrested. Several prominent CEOs and business leaders, as well as Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Hoffman, were charged Tuesday with participating in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme that involved bribery and entrance exam fraud. The alleged ringleader of the scheme pleaded guilty to various charges, including racketeering. Continue Reading Below Federal authorities charged nearly 50 people on various counts of bribery, fraud and conspiracy. The defendants are accused of bribing college coaches and administrators to doctor test results or falsely label students as athletes to boost their chances of gaining admission to top colleges, including … [Read more...] about College admissions cheating scheme suspects include Mossimo founder, hedge fund execs
By Staff and news service reports | | PUBLISHED: March 12, 2019 at 8:45 am | UPDATED: March 12, 2019 at 12:04 pm A prominent senior athletic official and several coaches at USC, as well as another coach at UCLA, are among several charged in a sweeping admissions bribery case unsealed in federal court Tuesday in which the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students as athletes, regardless of their ability. Charges have been brought against USC senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel, men’s and women’s water polo coach Jovan Vavic and former women’s soccer head coach Ali Khosroshahin and former assistant coach Laura Janke. UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo has also been indicted. Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with nearly 50 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to help get their children into some of the most elite … [Read more...] about Actresses Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, college coaches — including USC, UCLA — accused in admissions bribery scheme
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jaclyn Reiss Globe Staff March 12, 2019 The US attorney’s office in Massachusetts has released a list of names of those charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating and recruitment scheme. Here’s a look at who has been named, the charges they face, and which US district court is involved. Charged by information • William Rick Singer: Racketeering conspiracy; money laundering conspiracy; conspiracy to defraud US; obstruction of justice; District of Massachusetts Advertisement • Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith: Conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud; honest services wire fraud; District of Connecticut Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here • Mark … [Read more...] about College bribery plot: A list of names of those charged in the nationwide scheme