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Another parent charged in college admission bribery scam

Jun. 28, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who authorities say paid $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit became the 51st person charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme. Jeffrey Bizzack, 59, has agreed to plead guilty to a fraud conspiracy charge,...

Accountant, ex-coach plead guilty in college bribery scheme

Jun. 27, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach and an accountant for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery scheme have pleaded guilty in the sweeping case. Ali Khosroshahin and Steven Masera pleaded guilty in Boston federal court Thursday to conspiracy to...

Biden balances middle-class appeal with ritzy fundraisers

Jun. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas (AP) — During the early weeks of his presidential campaign, Joe Biden stopped by this exclusive Dallas-area enclave to headline a fundraiser at the home of Russel Budd, a lawyer known for overseeing billions of dollars in settlements with corporations sued for asbestos exposure. The...

Ex-Stanford coach avoids prison time in college bribery scam

Jun. 12, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former head sailing coach at Stanford avoided prison time when a judge sentenced him Wednesday for his role in a sweeping college admissions scam at elite U.S. universities. John Vandemoer is the first person to be sentenced in the case that exposed the lengths that some wealthy parents...

Former accountant to plead guilty in college admissions scam

May. 31, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An accountant who worked for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery scheme has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping case . Court documents filed Friday show Steven Masera will also cooperate with authorities investigating the admissions scandal. He will plead guilty...