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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 06:54 PM

Key cooperating witnesses in college admissions scam sign plea agreements

Source: CNN

Key cooperating witnesses in college admissions scam sign plea agreements

By Eric Levenson, Sarah Jorgensen, Mark Morales and Brynn Gingras, CNN
Updated 1937 GMT (0337 HKT) March 26, 2019

(CNN) Mark Riddell and Rudy Meredith, two of the main cooperating witnesses in the college admissions scandal, have signed plea agreements with prosecutors in exchange for lesser sentences, according to court documents.

Riddell and Meredith represent the two prongs at the heart of the scheme: cheating on standardized tests and bribing college coaches to falsely classify an applicant as a recruited athlete, clearing a path to admission.

Meredith, the former women's soccer coach at Yale University, admitted to accepting bribes in exchange for designating prospective students as recruits on the soccer team, according to the plea agreement.

Riddell, the former director of college entrance exam preparation at IMG Academy, a private college prep school in Florida, admitted he took tests in place of students, provided answers for their tests and corrected answers after the students completed their exams, the plea agreement says. IMG has suspended him indefinitely.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 06:57 PM

1. I really hope that in the end

This investigation and its likely uncomfortable outcome for many people and institutions will lead to a much more fair and open process.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 07:01 PM

2. the kids who work hard and take education seriously have earned that much

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Response to rampartc (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 07:07 PM

3. They most certainly do

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