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CrimeCollege admissions scheme: Racketeering suspects plead not guilty in court

03:45  26 march  2019
03:45  26 march  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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How 34 recorded phone calls brought down the college admissions scam Each call to a parent was a set-up, made by Rick Singer at the direction of law enforcement agents and recorded to further implicate them in the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted in the US. Singer, facing a mountain of evidence against him, had begun cooperating with federal investigators in September 2018. As part of his cooperation, Singer made 20 such calls to clients at the direction of law enforcement from October 23 to 27, according to the criminal complaint, a veritable sting-a-thon operation that gifted prosecutors confirmation of the parents' knowledge of the scam. The operation continued until March 3.

A dozen college coaches, sports administrators and test administrators each pleaded not guilty to racketeering in federal court in Boston on Monday as part of the sprawling college admissions scandal.

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College admissions scheme: Racketeering suspects plead not guilty in court© Brian Snyder/Reuters Gordon Ernst, Georgetown University's former head tennis coach facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, leaves the federal courthouse in Boston on March 25, 2019.

A dozen college coaches, sports administrators and test administrators each pleaded not guilty to racketeering in federal court in Boston on Monday as part of the sprawling college admissions scandal.

Gordon Ernst, Donna Heinel, Laura Janke, Ali Khosroshahin, Mikaela Sanford, Steven Masera, Martin Fox, Igor Dvorskiy, Lisa "Niki" Williams, William Ferguson, Jorge Salcedo and Jovan Vavic each pleaded not guilty to racketeering during their arraignments.

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A dozen college coaches, sports administrators and test administrators each pleaded not guilty to racketeering in federal court in Boston on Monday as part of the sprawling college admissions scandal. Gordon Ernst, Donna Heinel, Laura Janke, Ali Khosroshahin, Mikaela Sanford

A dozen college coaches, sports administrators and test administrators each pleaded not guilty to racketeering in federal court in Boston on Monday as part of the sprawling college admissions scandal. Gordon Ernst, Donna Heinel, Laura Janke, Ali Khosroshahin, Mikaela Sanford

Ernst, Khosroshahin, Janke, Vavic, Salcedo and Ferguson were college coaches. Heinel was the senior associate athletic director at USC. Williams and Dvorskiy were standardized test administrators. Masera and Sanford were employees of Key Worldwide Foundation, the company at the center of the alleged fraud. Fox was the president of a private tennis academy and camp in Houston.

The court hearing comes two weeks after prosecutors announced charges against 50 people accused of carrying out the largest college admissions fraud ever prosecuted in the United States.

Prosecutors said the defendants carried out a scheme to cheat on standardized tests and/or bribe college coaches, who then helped the prospective students gain admission to a university by falsely claiming the students were athletic recruits.

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CNN reports a dozen college coaches, sports administrators and test administrators each pleaded not guilty to racketeering in federal court in Boston on Monday. They're part of the sprawling college admissions scandal, in which prosecutors say the defendants carried out a scheme to cheat on

Mr. Singer has pleaded guilty to racketeering and other charges and is cooperating with the government. According to prosecutors, Ms. Janavs Among the parents who have pleaded not guilty is the second actress charged in the case, Lori Loughlin. While Hollywood gossip magazines have

Of the 50 defendants, four people have pleaded guilty or plan to plead guilty in the case, according to prosecutors. Rick Singer, the mastermind of the scheme; Rudy Meredith, the Yale women's soccer coach who accepted a bribe to help a student get admitted; and Mark Riddell, who cheated for the students on the SATs and ACTs, are all cooperating witnesses for the prosecution.

College admissions scheme: Racketeering suspects plead not guilty in court© Provided by Cable News Network, Inc. Dozens charged in alleged college cheating scam

A total of 33 wealthy parents were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for their role in the scheme, according to court documents. Many of these defendants are scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston in the coming two weeks. Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are expected to appear in court on April 3.

Michael Center, the head coach of the men's tennis team at the University of Texas at Austin, is also charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud and is scheduled to appear in court on March 28.


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Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman will appear in court to face college admissions charges.
Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among a group of 11 wealthy parents expected in federal court on Wednesday as part of the college admissions scam. The defendants are each charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in what prosecutors called "Operation Varsity Blues." Authorities say the parents paid a college prep business to cheat on standardized tests and/or bribe college coaches in order to get their children into competitive universities. The hearing will be the first time the public hears anything of significance from Loughlin about her role in the scheme.

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