Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scam

16 March, 2019, 04:15 | Author: Isabel Grant
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"Based on the Department of Justice investigation to date, we have no evidence that the alleged conduct involves anyone else at Stanford or is associated with any other team".

Gordon Ernst falsely designated at least 12 applicants, including those who did not play tennis competitively, as recruits for the Georgetown tennis team, according to the March 12 indictment.

Parents charged include actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.

One source with knowledge of the investigation stressed that officials are not at this point accusing the schools of wrongdoing but rather seeking information about student performance and other details.

Loughlin's lawyer Perry Viscounty declined comment outside the courtroom, where a day earlier her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was freed on similar terms.

Officials say parents spent anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million to guarantee their children's admission. Center responded "I read his application and researched his high school". Others appeared in courts in Boston, New York, Connecticut and elsewhere.

They paid a bogus charity run by Californian William Singer more than $25 million (about R360 million) over seven years both to arrange for people to fix SAT and ACT entrance exams for their children, and also to bribe university sports coaches to recruit their children, even when the children were not qualified to play at that level.

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The scam, which started in 2011, saw a total of United States dollars 25 million paid as bribe.

Accused of paying $75,000 to have his daughter's college test score fixed, Caplan was was released on a $500,000 bond after a court appearance Tuesday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of MA.

The University of Texas fired men's tennis coach Michael Center on Wednesday, a day after federal officials unveiled documents accusing Center of taking up to almost $100,000 to get a student into school by listing him as a tennis recruit.

In McGlashan's case, authorities allege, he authorized Singer to Photoshop his son's face on the body of a football player to trick Stanford and the University of Southern California that his son had experience in a sport he never played. "However, we will be undertaking an internal review to confirm that".

The head of a California venture capital firm is out of a job after being charged in a sweeping college admissions scam.

According to Lelling, Singer has agreed to plead guilty to the charges and is cooperating with federal prosecutors on the case.

"USC is in the process of identifying any funds received by the university in connection with this alleged scheme".

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