Dozens Charged With Conspiracy In College Admission Bribery Scheme

Celebs charged in'largest college admissions scam in US

Students say it's infuriating to think about how hard they studied throughout high school and entrance exams to get into prestigious schools while another student's parents, in one case, paid $1.2 million to get their child into college.

One source with knowledge of the investigation stressed that officials are not at this point accusing the schools of wrongdoing but rather seeking information about student performance and other details. "However, we will be undertaking an internal review to confirm that".

The Department of Justice brought charges against 50 defendants in total, including parents of university students.

UT-Austin placed Center on administrative leave after the allegations came out and said it is fully cooperating with the probe, which prompted charges against dozens of other coaches and wealthy parents accused of scheming to get students into elite schools.

"What is going to happen when they see his application, he'll be flagged as an athlete", Singer told him in a phone conversation recorded by investigators.

Authorities say clients laundered payments to Singer as donations to a nonprofit that claimed to help underserved kids. Investigators say he would get parents to finagle a phony learning disability diagnosis to get their children extra time to take the SAT or ACT.

The head of a California venture capital firm is out of a job after being charged in a sweeping college admissions scam.

Telephone messages seeking comment have been left with Caplan, who is accused of paying $75,000 to get a test supervisor to correct the answers on his daughter's ACT exam after she took it.

According to the court documents, McGlashan also considered creating a fake athletic profile for his son to facilitate an alternate method for college admissions: athletic recruitment.

In McGlashan's case, authorities allege, he authorized Singer to Photoshop his son's face on the body of a football player to trick Stanford and the University of Southern California that his son had experience in a sport he never played.

Andrew Lelling, U.S. District Attorney of MA, called the overall case "the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice".

Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network of Newport Beach, California, pleaded guilty Tuesday.

That's a lot of money and definitely cheating - but it's certainly a lot cheaper than the $500,000 Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli (of Target's Mossimo Supply Co. fame), reportedly paid to have their two daughters recruited to the USC crew team and thus guaranteeing their admission into the school.

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