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Mon Mar 25, 2019, 01:00 PM

Yale rescinds student's admission as defendants charged in $25 million college entrance scam set to

Source: ABC News

Yale rescinds student's admission as defendants charged in $25 million college entrance scam set to appear in Boston federal court

Multiple CEOs and 2 actresses were charged in a federal indictment.

By Bill Hutchinson and Brian Hartman 2h ago

Yale University has rescinded the admission of a student that officials at the school say was involved in a nationwide college entrance scam that ensnared 50 people, including Hollywood actresses and chief executive officers, some of whom are set to appear Monday in a Boston federal courtroom.

The ousted student, who was not identified, is the second person from the Ivy League college caught up in the coast-to-coast scandal in which federal prosecutors allege dozens of wealthy parents lied and paid massive bribes to get their children into elite schools.

Rudolph "Rudy" Meredith, the former head women's soccer coach at Yale, was arrested in the federal probe dubbed "Varsity Blues" and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud. Prosecutors said Meredith, 51, was paid a $400,000 bribe by William "Rick" Singer, identified by authorities as the ringleader of the scam, to accept a student even though the applicant did not play soccer.

The Yale student's parents had allegedly paid Singer $1.2 million to get their daughter into the prestigious Connecticut school, prosecutors said.

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Sanity Claws Mar 2019 #1

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Mon Mar 25, 2019, 02:13 PM

1. $1.2 million and all I got was this lousy indictment

I hope this crack down teaches the ultra-rich that they can't buy their way into elite institutions of learning.
Not likely but I can dream.
BTW, did you see this article in the Guardian? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/25/what-happens-after-rich-kids-bribe-their-way-into-college-i-teach-them
These unqualified kids drag down institutions.

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