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1st trial in college admissions scandal gets underway

Sep. 13, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first trial in the college admissions bribery scandal opened Monday with defense attorneys seeking to portray the two parents accused of buying their kids' way into school as victims of a con man who believed their payments were legitimate donations. ...

'Varsity Blues' trial promises fresh insights in old scandal

Sep. 08, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first trial in the “Operation Varsity Blues” college admissions bribery scandal will begin this week, with the potential to shed light on investigators' tactics and brighten the spotlight on a secretive school selection process many have long complained is rigged to...

Liquor distribution exec to plead guilty in college scam

Aug. 24, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The chief executive officer of a California liquor distribution company has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme less than a month before she was scheduled to face trial, according to court records filed Tuesday. Marci Palatella...

Parent agrees to plead guilty in admissions bribery scandal

Aug. 12, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former chief executive of a media company who authorities say paid more than $500,000 to get her two children into elite universities as athletic recruits has agreed to change her plea to guilty, federal prosecutors in Boston announced Thursday. ...

Investigators question warden at California women's prison

Jul. 22, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

Federal investigators questioned the warden of a federal women’s prison in California and searched his office on Thursday, weeks after a former correctional officer at the facility was arrested on charges of sexually abusing inmates. It wasn’t immediately clear if...

USC professor admits to tax charge in admissions scandal

Jul. 09, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An associate professor of dentistry at the University of Southern California pleaded guilty on Friday to a tax charge in connection with the sweeping college admissions scandal. Homayoun Zadeh, 59, pleaded guilty via videoconference before a Boston...