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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 12:59 AM

How prosecutors say the admissions bribery scheme worked

Source: Associated Press

How prosecutors say the admissions bribery scheme worked

By The Associated Press
March 12, 2019

Fifty people were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation’s most elite universities.

According to federal prosecutors, here is how the college admissions bribery scheme worked:


Parents of prospective students conspired with a college entrance consultant to beat the system and ensure their students were admitted or had a better chance to be admitted to certain colleges or universities, including Yale, Stanford, Texas, UCLA, USC, Wake Forest and others.


Prosecutors allege several methods were used including:

— Bribing those administering college entrance exams to provide answers, change answers or allow someone other than the student to take the exam and centers “controlled” by the consultant. Often students were told to declare a disability that would require they be given extra time, often a second day, to complete the exams.

— Bribing college coaches or athletic administrators to make it appear the students were athletes being recruited to the school, including creating fake athletic credentials.

— Having someone take classes in the place of a student and using those grades on applications.


Read more: https://apnews.com/ead5e8ed60cf4f32bc761b0c0c2060a3

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PoliticAverse Mar 2019 #1
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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 06:09 AM

2. A whole lot of folks

Have some serious explains to do.

I hope those that benefited from this as students are tossed out on their ear, the ones receiving and providing the bribes feel the full weight of the justice system and the institutions fully investigated and charged as the evidence warrants.

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