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SportCollege coaches, others indicted in admissions bribery case

17:33  12 march  2019
17:33  12 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court. Prosecutors said parents paid an admissions consultant from 2011 through last month to bribe coaches and administrators to falsely make their children look like star athletes to

nearly 50 other people on Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to help get their children US Attorney Andrew Lelling, who announced the 25 million US dollar federal bribery case , said it is the biggest college admissions scam ever

College coaches, others indicted in admissions bribery case © The Associated Press FILE - In this July 10, 2013, file photo, prospective students tour Georgetown University's campus in Washington. Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court. The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday, March 12, 2019, against the coaches at schools including Georgetown, Wake Forest University and the University of Southern California. Authorities say the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students as athletes, regardless of their ability. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

BOSTON — College coaches and others have been charged in a sweeping admissions bribery case unsealed in federal court.

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BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court. The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday against the coaches at schools including Wake Forest University

BOSTON (AP) — College coaches and others have been charged in a sweeping admissions bribery case unsealed in federal court. Prosecutors say parents paid an admissions consultant million from 2011 through Feb. 2019 to bribe coaches and administrators to label their children as recruited

The racketeering conspiracy charges unveiled Tuesday were brought against the coaches at schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.

Authorities say the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students as athletes, regardless of their ability.

Prosecutors say parents paid an admissions consultant $25 million from 2011 through February 2019 to bribe coaches and administrators to label their children as recruited athletes to boost their chances of getting into schools.

Prosecutors allege that fake athletic profiles were also made to make students look like strong high school athletes when they actually weren't.

Authorities say the consulting company also bribed administrators of college entrance exams to allow a Florida man to take the tests on behalf of students or replace their answers with his.

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