Over A Dozen Parents Headed To Court In College Admissions Cheating Scandal

FILE - This Tuesday, March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The university says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions bribery scandal could lead to expulsions. The university said in a statement Monday, March 18, 2019, it has placed holds on the accounts of those students, which prevents them from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)
FILE - This Tuesday, March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The university says a review of students possibly connected to a college admis... FILE - This Tuesday, March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The university says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions bribery scandal could lead to expulsions. The university said in a statement Monday, March 18, 2019, it has placed holds on the accounts of those students, which prevents them from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File) MORE LESS
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BOSTON (AP) — More than a dozen parents charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme are due in court.

They are expected to make initial appearances Friday in federal court in Boston.
They’re among 33 prominent parents charged in what authorities have called the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted.

Authorities say the parents paid an admission consultant to rig their children’s test scores and bribe coaches at sought-after schools.

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin (LAWG’-lin) are charged in the case but are not scheduled to appear in court until next week. They have not publicly addressed the allegations.

On Thursday, former Yale University women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith became the third person to plead guilty in the case.

The admissions consultant at the center of the scheme has also pleaded guilty.

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  1. I hope they can afford the airfare to get to Boston. :smirk:

  2. This will be an exercise in white-washing and wrist-slapping because wealthy, famous white people are never held accountable for egregious crimes. Let’s all watch as the laughable “sentences” are handed down: Probation and community service. (If any of the kids are still in these crooked schools, they should be expelled immediately).

  3. I don’t know. These wealthy white people pissed off other wealthy white people (the ones buying their kids’ ways into college legally). It is anyones guess what may happen.

  4. Avatar for gr gr says:

    “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – but for USC?

  5. Yeah, but affirmative action! Obama!

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