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SportUSC President Says School Is A Victim in Letter About College Admissions, Bribery Scandal

22:05  12 march  2019
22:05  12 march  2019 Source:   si.com

College coaches, others indicted in admissions bribery case

College coaches, others indicted in admissions bribery case College coaches and others have been charged in a sweeping admissions bribery case unsealed in federal court. 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. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) BOSTON — College coaches and others have been charged in a sweeping admissions bribery case unsealed in federal court.

USC President Wanda Austin addressed her university 's involvement in a nationwide college admissions cheating, bribery and recruitment scheme. "The federal government has alleged that USC is a victim in a scheme perpetrated against the university by a long-time Athletics Department

USC President Wanda Austin addressed her university 's involvement in a nationwide college admissions cheating, bribery and recruitment scheme. "The federal government has alleged that USC is a victim in a scheme perpetrated against the university by a long-time Athletics Department

USC President Says School Is A Victim in Letter About College Admissions, Bribery Scandal© Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

USC President Wanda Austin addressed her university's involvement in a nationwide college admissions cheating, bribery and recruitment scheme.

In a letter shared on Tuesday after court documents implicated four current and former USC athletics staff members among the 50 people charged in the FBI's investigation into the scandal, Austin addressed USC as "a victim."

"The federal government has alleged that USC is a victim in a scheme perpetrated against the university by a long-time Athletics Department employee, one current coach and three former coaching staff, who were allegedly involved in a college admissions scheme and have been charged by the government on multiple charges," Austin said. "At this time, we have no reason to believe that Admissions employees or senior administrators were aware of the scheme or took part in any wrongdoing—and we believe the government concurs in that assessment."

Every Coach Charged in the FBI's College Admission Recruiting, Bribery Scandal

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The many students enmeshed in the college admissions scandal that was unveiled last week now face a reckoning as universities seek to determine whether they were innocent victims who should keep working toward their degrees or unethical schemers worthy of discipline.

Two California private schools where Mr. Hodge was a board member said they were cutting ties with him. The Thacher School said it had asked Mr There could be a bribery and cheating scandal occurring in the college admissions process. jennifer medina. The feds think that this is pretty

She continued: "The government has repeatedly informed us that it views USC as a victim and that these employees purposefully deceived USC."

The Trojans former women's soccer head coach Ali Khosroshahin, former women's soccer assistant coach Laura Janke and current USC Senior Associate Athletic Director Dr. Donna Heinel and water polo head coach Jovan Vavic were among the individuals charged in the FBI's ongoing investigation into the scandal, which allegedly worked to help potential students cheat on college entrance exams by bribing SAT or ACT administrators or by bribing college athletic coaches to facilitate non-recruits admittance to elite universities as recruits regardless of their actual athletic abilities or histories.

David Mamet Defends Felicity Huffman For “Unfortunate” Role In Elite College Bribery Scandal

David Mamet Defends Felicity Huffman For “Unfortunate” Role In Elite College Bribery Scandal David Mamet is defending longtime friend Felicity Huffman and her husband, Shameless actor William H. Macy, following the actress’ indictment Tuesday in a wide-reaching college admissions bribery scandal. In an open letter, the Oscar-nominated writer of Wag the Dog and The Verdict wrote that he’s known Huffman for 35 years and is “crazy” about the former Desperate Housewives star and her husband, with whom he started the off-Broadway Atlantic Theatre Company. Huffman and Full House actress Lori Loughlin and 48 other high-profile individuals were indicted in connection with a federal college admissions cheating investigation.

As appalling as the college bribery scandal is, it should shock no one. College admissions cheating scandal : Is there really - CBS News. The college admissions process has long been a source of stress for parents and their children, but the stakes may never have been higher than today.

Yale University said it has rescinded the admission of one student who was allegedly admitted through phony athletic endorsements via former soccer The indictment claims that The Key, based in Newport Beach, Calif., was a facade for William “Rick” Singer to facilitate briberies of college sports

According to the indictment, a USC employee Homayoun H. Zadeh was also involved, but was not a member of the athletic department's staff. Zadeh allegedly "conspired to bribe Heinel to designate his daughter as a lacrosse recruit—despite the fact that she did not play lacrosse competitively—thereby facilitating her admission to USC." Zadeh was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Austin added that the university has planned "significant remedial efforts," and will take appropriate employment actions in regards to the implicated individuals as well as review admissions decisions and funds received in connection with the allegations.

She added: "It is immensely disappointing that individuals would abuse their position at the university in this way."

Several other collegiate coaches and athletics staff members were charged in the indictment released Tuesday morning.

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