September 21, 2019

Dozens charged in alleged college cheating scam wealthy parents, elite college coaches and college prep executives accused of carrying out a nationwide fraud

wealth pay for their kids to get into college

wealth pay for their kids to get into college

Pay to play at it’s worst.  These people already provided financial benefits to their children giving them the advantage more than 99.5% of the population had access to.  But it wasn’t enough, prestige bought and paid for.  Many of the kids didn’t even know, now their parents stripped away their confidence.  Lets see, coach i’ll pay you $500,000 if you get my kid into your college as a crew athlete, no he doesnt do crew, but my check clears….

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among dozens of other wealthy parents, elite college coaches and college prep executives accused of carrying out a nationwide fraud to get students into prestigious colleges, according to a massive federal indictment.

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday the scheme had two major pieces. In the first part, parents allegedly paid a college prep organization to take the test on behalf of students or to correct their answers. Second, the organization allegedly bribed college coaches to help admit the students into college as recruited athletes, regardless of their actual abilities, prosecutors said.
The documents also allege that some defendants created fake athletic profiles for students to make them appear to be successful athletes.
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In all, 50 people were charged in the criminal investigation that went by the name “Operation Varsity Blues.” Those arrested include two SAT/ACT administrators, one exam proctor, nine coaches at elite schools, one college administrator and 33 parents, according to Andrew Lelling, the US attorney for Massachusetts.
Coaches from Yale, Stanford, the University of Southern California, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated in the case. The extensive case — the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted, attorneys said
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