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Parents in U.S. College Scandal May Be Tried in Three Groups (1)

Jan. 17, 2020, 11:04 PM

A federal judge recommended holding as many as three separate trials this year for the remaining parents in the U.S. college admissions scandal.

Magistrate Judge Page Kelley on Friday asked prosecutors and defense attorneys to suggest possible groupings of defendants and proposed that five parents per trial might be best. Married defendants would be tried together.

“How does the government wish to group the defendants?” Kelley asked in court in Boston.

Defense attorneys argue that the parents shouldn’t be tried together because they didn’t know about one another during the alleged conspiracy. They have filed motions arguing the case was...

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