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Parents and Coaches Charged in Vast College-Entrance Scheme (2)

March 12, 2019, 4:10 PM

Parents, coaches and test administrators were among 46 people charged March 12 in a sweeping criminal conspiracy that sought to help applicants win admission to elite universities including Yale, Stanford, UCLA and Georgetown.

Parents and others allegedly paid bribes to win admission for the children, giving cash to test-takers to help students cheat on entrance exams and paying coaches to designate applicants as athletic recruits. Parents paid from $100,000 to $6.5 million in bribes, with most payments around $200,000, according to prosecutors.

Investigators detailed a scandal that perverted much of the admissions process for America’s elite colleges. Unlike most other...

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