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McGlashan, Other Parents Ordered to Face College-Scam Trial (1)

June 23, 2020, 8:58 PM

Former TPG private equity executive Bill McGlashan, venture capitalist Robert Zangrillo and other parents accused of paying bribes to get their children into elite colleges were ordered by a federal judge to stand trial for fraud and conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton in Boston Tuesday denied their request to toss the charges, clearing the way for trials later this year and in early 2021.

Those trials promise to take jurors inside the furiously competitive process to win a seat in America’s top colleges, as prosecutors detail what they say was the most elaborate admissions scam in U.S. history. ...