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Two Wealthy Dads Convicted in College Admissions Scandal Case

Two Wealthy Dads Convicted in College Admissions Scandal Case

“The two are among 57 people charged over a scheme in which wealthy parents conspired with California college admissions consultant William ‘Rick’ Singer”

The amazing thing about this scandal is that it reminds us how desperate some parents are to get their kids into college. Why?

Reuters reports:

Two wealthy dads convicted in first U.S. college admissions scandal trial

Two wealthy fathers who were the first to face trial in the U.S. college admissions scandal were convicted on Friday of charges that they corruptly tried to buy their children’s way into elite universities as phony athletic recruits.

A federal jury in Boston found former casino executive Gamal Aziz and private equity firm founder John Wilson guilty on all charges they faced in a case centered on a vast, nationwide fraud and bribery scheme that involved many other parents.

The verdict followed 10-1/2 hours of jury deliberations and four weeks of trial in a case that exposed inequalities in higher education and the lengths wealthy parents would go to secure spots for their children at top schools.

The two are among 57 people charged over a scheme in which wealthy parents conspired with California college admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer to fraudulently secure college placement for their children through fraud and bribery.

Singer pleaded guilty in 2019 to facilitating cheating on college entrance exams and funneling money from the parents to corrupt coaches and athletics officials in order to secure the admission of their children as fake athletes.

Prosecutors alleged that Aziz – a former Wynn Resorts Ltd executive also known as Gamal Abdelaziz – in 2018 paid $300,000 to secure his daughter’s admission to the University of Southern California (USC) as a basketball recruit.

Prosecutors said Wilson, who founded Hyannis Port Capital, paid $220,000 in 2014 to have his son falsely designated a USC water polo recruit and later in 2018 paid another $1 million to try to secure spots for his twin daughters at Stanford and Harvard universities.

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henrybowman | October 11, 2021 at 12:43 pm

So despite net rumors, USC actually is not establishing a varsity 43-Man Squamish team?


 
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FarOutWest | October 12, 2021 at 8:11 am

For decades Penn State, the ‘Sanctuary City for Pedophiles’ has accepted bribes for members of the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) to join the football team!


 
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JohnSmith100 | October 13, 2021 at 9:22 pm

I gather the big breakthrough came when authorities got a firm grip on Singer’s — and he started singing.

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