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07:46 min | Last month

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"Caught up in the college admissions cheating scandal chose to plead guilty The first two parents who chose to have a jury decide their cases were found guilty on all counts guilty of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to get their kids into elite schools as bogus athletic recruits acting U.S. attorney Nathaniel Mendel said no one is above the law They and their families enjoy privileges and opportunities that most of us can only imagine Yet they were willing to break the law and the jury has now found that they did break the law The prosecutors had introduced powerful evidence including secretly recorded phone calls between the two men and Rick singer the ringleader of the scheme I can send him your 500,000 that you wired into my account to secure the spot for one of your girl Joining me is Bloomberg legal reporter Patricia hurtado who covered the trial So pat how long was the jury out Well the jury deliberated just a little over ten hours over two days And it was a categorical win for the government They convicted both of these dads who were accused of paying bribes to get their kids into elite schools convicted of every single count There was one question from the jury and it was a complicated charge Encompassing the concept of the parents paid bribe to corrupt people and by doing this bribing they robbed the colleges of the honest services of their employees to do their job properly and not give slots to kids whose parents paid bribes Then the judge basically gave the jury on a smorgasbord of opportunities to convict them just on that one count alone the jury found guilty on every single count It was quite stunning The defense had argued vociferously that they had not paid bribes And if they had paid money they understood them to be quote unquote donations to the schools So they said this corrupt college counselor named William Rick singer who had played guilty and agreed to cooperate against them He was the con man who had lied to them and misled them about what the true function of the money was going to be The prosecutors managed to get this verdict even without the testimony of the mastermind How did that go Well what they did is they did play the wiretaps of these parents discussing with singer their plan And John Wilson is private equity executive and he was on talking to singer about possibly arranging to pay $500,000 for each of his two daughters So a $1 million to facilitate his daughter's interest into Stanford and Harvard And then he asked if he could get a two for one deal So he was haggling for a discount So he didn't want to pay more than a million And the government said that was showing his willingness to engage in a dirty deal And the other dad gamal Abdelaziz and he's the former wind resorts executive He was on tape talking to singer Singer actually was bragging to him that he wanted to use this fake profile that they used to get his daughter into USC as a purported basketball star that he wanted to use it for other steak athletes And as well as these chuckles and says I love it So the government said that this is the true understanding these two parents had that they knowingly understood that singer was corrupting the process The judge made some evidentiary rulings that seem like points on appeal What the government did in this case and the judge allowed it as he allowed the prosecutors to put in evidence from other parents including emails and then they called one of these dads who played guilty His name was Bruce isaacson He's a Northern California businessman He and his wife played guilty to paint lives to singer to get their kids into college This dad testified about his mindset So the government said you can infer from the testimony of this other dad what these two gaps were thinking The defense vociferously argued against this they said it's unfair Some of the evidence that the defense argued shouldn't have been seen by this jury because it had nothing to do with these defendants For example prosecutors show jurors conversations and emails with other parents like Felicity Huffman or Lori Loughlin and her husband about their kids that had nothing to do with these two defendants kids and also wiretaps of other parents talking to singer which they said had nothing to do with their clients And the judge also limited the evidence that the defendants could bring in to make their case Right The defendants wanted to bring in more evidence of what exactly was going on at the schools And they really went after U.S. state the University of Southern California And they had this VIP list which they showed the jury which had all these students that were admitted as a similar kind of recruited athlete or they're called walk on So they're not the actual star athletes that are you know national champions but they are students who get in and they get to be on the team as a manager or second string for example And so these two parents argue they should be allowed to show this transactional aspect college admission at USC They argued that USC admitted kits and they had evidence in this spreadsheet of kids their parents had given donations including a kid whose parents gave USD $5 million that kid got knitted as a quote unquote walk on tennis recruits But the judge rejected their ability to call USD athletic department officials to really inquire and explore this you know money talks and the admissions process and the judge said USC was not on trial So the only thing they could really bring out was if you're a recruited athlete you have like an 85 to 90% chance of admission Some of these tips actually get admitted when there's sophomores in high school and they get a promise of admissions of guaranteed admissions in sophomore year in high school You did a story that there was a debate within the prosecutor's office about whether to target singer the mastermind or use him to go after the wealthy parents and usually prosecutors go up the ladder in this case they went down the ladder Yes judge Nancy gertner who is a retired federal judge in Boston and she's a professor at Harvard Law School And she was saying that his life using the drug kingpin to have them play guilty and testify against his clients the people who buy the drugs are in This is kind of backwards and the philosophy Now there was a quote unquote raging debate I spoke to Andrew welling who was the Boston U.S. attorney who led the office when they were putting this case together And he said they decided that it would make a bigger impression against the corrupt parents instead of having a runoff case and just going after singer and have him get convicted and then maybe you might be able to implicate one or two parents but they decided to go big and make a big splashy case against all these parents because under their philosophy if this national scandal got exposed it may deter other parents from a perf walk or prison jumpsuit So interesting Thanks pat That's Bloomberg legal reporter Patricia hurt Todd The two fathers are facing years in prison at sentencing in contrast to the parents who pled guilty and served only months in prison Coming up next the Supreme Court takes another case.

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"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

07:34 min | Last month

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Bloomberg law with June brazo from Bloomberg radio 33 parents caught up in the college admissions cheating scandal chose to plead guilty The first two parents who chose to have a jury decide their cases were found guilty on all counts guilty of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to get their kids into elite schools as bogus athletic recruits acting U.S. attorney Nathaniel Mendel said no one is above the law They and their families enjoy privileges and opportunities that most of us can only imagine Yet they were willing to break the law and the jury has now found that they did break the law The prosecutors had introduced powerful evidence including secretly recorded phone calls between the two men and Rick singer the ringleader of the scheme I can send him your 500,000 that you acquired into my account to secure the spot for one of your girls Joining me is Bloomberg legal reporter Patricia Herta who covered the trial So pat how long was the jury out Well the jury deliberated just a little over ten hours over two days And it was a categorical win for the government They convicted both of these dads who were accused of paying bribes to get their kids into elite schools convicted of every single count There was one question from the jury and it was a complicated charge encompassing the concept of the parents paid bribe to corrupt people and by doing this bribing they robbed the colleges of the honest services of their employees to do their job properly and not give sloths to kids whose parents paid bribes Then the judge basically gave the jury on a smartest board of opportunities to convict them just on that one count alone the jury found guilty on every single count It was quite stunning The defense had argued vociferously that they had not paid broad And if they had paid money they understood them to be quote unquote donations to the schools So they said this corrupt college counselor named William Rick singer who had pled guilty and agreed to cooperate against them He was the con man who had lied to them and misled them about what the true function of the money was going to be The prosecutors managed to get this verdict even without the testimony of the mastermind How did that go Well what they did is they did play the wiretaps of these parents discussing with singer their plan And John Wilson is private equity executive and he was on talking to singer about possibly arranging it pay $500,000 for each of his two daughters So a $1 million to facilitate his daughter's entrance into Stanford and Harvard And then he asked if he could get a two for one deal So he was haggling for a discount So he didn't want to pay more than a million And the government said that was showing his willingness to engage in a dirty deal And the other dad gamal Abdelaziz and he's the former wind resorts executive He was on tape talking to singer singer actually was bragging to him that he wanted to use this fake profile that they used to get his daughter into USC as a purported basketball star that he wanted to use it for other steak athletes And Abdel Aziz chuckles and says I love it So the government said this is the true understanding these two parents had that they knowingly understood that singer was corrupting the process The judge made some evidentiary rulings that seem like points on appeal What the government did in this case and the judge allowed it as he allowed the prosecutors to put in evidence from other parents including emails and then they hauled one of these dads who played guilty His name was Bruce isaacson He's at Northern California businessman He and his wife played guilty to paint lives to singer to get their kids into college This dad testified about his mindset So the government said you can infer from the testimony of this other dad what these two gaps were thinking The defense vociferously argued against this They said it's unfair Some of the evidence that the defense argued shouldn't have been seen by this jury because it has nothing to do with these defendants For example prosecutors show jurors conversations and emails with other parents like Felicity Huffman or Lori Loughlin and her husband about their kids that have nothing to do with these two defendants kids and also wiretaps of other parents talking to singer which they said had nothing to do with their clients And the judge also limited the evidence that the defendants could bring in to make their case Right The defendants wanted to bring in more evidence of what exactly was going on at the schools And they really went after U.S. state the University of Southern California And they had this VIP list which they showed the jury which had all these students that were admitted as a similar kind of recruited athlete or they're called walk on So they're not the actual star athletes that are you know national champions but they are students who get in and they get to be on the team as a manager or second string for example And so these two parents argue they should be allowed to show this transactional aspect college admissions is about at UFC They argued that USC admitted kits and they had evidence in this spreadsheet of kids their parents had given donations including a kid whose parents gave USD $5 million that kid got knitted as a quote unquote walk on tennis recruits But the judge rejected their ability to call USD athletic department officials to really inquire and explore this you know money talks and admissions process and the judge said USC was not on trial So the only thing they could really bring out was if you're a recruited athlete you have like an 85 to 90% chance of admission Some of these tips actually get admitted when there's sophomores in high school and they get a promise of admissions of guaranteed admission in sophomore year in high school You did a story that there was a debate within the prosecutor's office about whether to target singer the mastermind or use him to go after the wealthy parents and usually prosecutors go up the ladder in this case they went down the ladder Nancy gertner who is a retired federal judge in Boston and she's a professor at Harvard Law School And she was saying that his life using the drug kingpin to have them play guilty and testify against his clients the people who buy the drugs are in This is kind of backwards and the philosophy Now there was a quote unquote raising debate I spoke to Andrew welling who was the Boston U.S. attorney who led the office when they were putting this case together And he said they decided that it would make a bigger impression against the corrupt parents instead of having a one off case and just going after stinger and have him get convicted and then maybe you might be able to implicate one or two parents but they decided to go big and make a big splashy case against all these parents because under their philosophy if this national scandal got exposed it may deter other parents from a perf walk or.

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"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

07:24 min | Last month

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"June grosso from Bloomberg radio 33 parents caught up in the college admissions cheating scandal chose to plead guilty The first two parents who chose to have a jury decide their cases were found guilty on all counts Guilty of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to get their kids into elite schools as bogus athletic recruits acting U.S. attorney Nathaniel Mendel said no one is above the law They and their families enjoy privileges and opportunities that most of us can only imagine Yet they were willing to break the law and the jury has now found that they did break the law The prosecutors had introduced powerful evidence including secretly recorded phone calls between the two men and Rick singer the ringleader of the scheme I can send him your 500,000 that you wired into my account to secure the spot for one of your girls Joining me is Bloomberg legal reporter Patricia hurtado who covered the trial So pat how long was the jury out Well the jury deliberated just a little over ten hours over two days And it was a categorical win for the government They convicted both of these dads who were accused of paying bribes to get their kids into elite schools convicted of every single count There was one question from the jury and it was a complicated charge Encompassing the concept of the parents paid bribes to corrupt people and by doing this bribing they robbed the colleges of the honest services of their employees to do their job properly and not give swaps to kids whose parents paid bribes And the judge basically gave the jury on a smartest board of opportunities to convict them just on that one count alone The jury found guilty on every single count It was quite stunning The defense had argued vociferously that they had not paid bribes And if they had paid money they understood them to be quote unquote donations to the schools So they said this corrupt college counselor named William Rick singer who had played guilty and agreed to cooperate against them He was the con man who had lied to them and misled them about what the true function of the money was going to be The prosecutors managed to get this verdict even without the testimony of the mastermind How did that go Well what they did is they did play the wiretaps of these parents discussing lip singer their plan And John Wilson is private equity executive and he was on tape talking to singer about possibly arranging to pay $500,000 for each of his two daughters So a $1 million to facilitate his daughter's interest into Stanford and Harvard And then he asked if he could get a two for one deal So he was haggling for a discount So he didn't want to pay more than a million And the government said that was showing his willingness to engage in a dirty deal And the other dad gamal Abdelaziz and he's the former wind resorts executive He was on tape talking to singer singer actually was bragging to him that he wanted to use this fake profile that they used to get his daughter into UFC as a purported basketball star that he wanted to use it for other stake athletes And Abdul Aziz chuckles and says I love it So the government said this is the true understanding these two parents had that they knowingly understood that singer was corrupting the process The judge made some evidentiary rulings that seem like points on appeal What the government did in this case and the judge allowed it is he allowed the prosecutors to put in evidence from other parents including emails and then they called one of these dads who played guilty His name was Bruce isaacson He's at Northern California businessman He and his wife played guilty to paint broads to singer to get their kids into college This dad testified about his mindset So the government said you can infer from the testimony of this other dad what these two gaps were thinking The defense was syphilis argued against this They said it's unfair Some of the evidence that the defense argued shouldn't have been seen by this jury because it has nothing to do with these defendants For example prosecutors show jurors conversations and emails with other parents like soliciting health men or Lori Loughlin and her husband about their kids that had nothing to do with these two defendants kids and also wiretap of other parents talking to singer which they said had nothing to do with their clients And the judge also limited the evidence that the defendants could bring in to make their case Right The defendants wanted to bring in more evidence of what exactly was going on at the schools And they really went after U.S. state The University of Southern California And they had this VIP list which they showed the jury which had all these students that were admitted as a similar kind of recruited athlete or they're called walk on So they're not the actual star athletes that are national champions but they are students who get in and they get to be on the team as a manager or second strand for example And so these two parents argue they should be allowed to show this transactional aspect college admissions is about at USC They argued that USB admitted kits and they had evidence in this spreadsheet of kids their parents had given donations including a kid whose parents gave USD $5 million that kid got knitted as a quote unquote walk on tennis recruits But the judge rejected their ability to call USD athletic department officials to really inquire and explore this you know money talks and the admissions process and the judge said USC was not on trial So the only thing that could really bring out was if you're a recruited athlete you have like an 85 to 90% chance of admission Some of these kids actually get admitted when there's sophomores in high school and they get a promise of ignitions of guaranteed admissions in sophomore year in high school You did a story that there was a debate within the prosecutor's office about whether the target singer the mastermind or use him to go after the wealthy parents and usually prosecutors go up the ladder in this case they went down the ladder Such Nancy gertner who is a retired federal judge in Boston and she's a professor at Harvard Law School And she was saying that his life using the drug kingpin to have them play guilty and testify against his clients the people who buy the drugs are This is kind of backwards and the philosophy Now there was a quote unquote raging debate I spoke to Andrew welling who was the boss in the U.S. attorney who led the office when they were putting this case together And he said they decided that it would make a beggar impression against the corrupt parents instead of having a one off case and just going after singer and have him get convicted and then maybe you might be able to implicate one or two parents but they decided to go big and make a big splashy.

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"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:47 min | Last month

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Get their children into elite colleges were found guilty on all charges in the first trial stem from the national college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of families Former win resorts executive gman Abdul Aziz and private equity investor John B Wilson were convicted Friday by a Boston jury Join me as Bloomberg legal reporter Patricia hurtado So pat how long was the jury out Well the jury deliberated just a little over ten hours over two days And it was a categorical win for the government They convicted both of these two dads who were accused of paying bribes to get their kids to facilitate their kids entrance into elite schools a convicted of every single count And it was there was one question from the jury Earlier on Friday morning and it was a complicated charge It was called mail fraud wire fraud conspiracy to commit mail fraud wire fraud best of honest services mail fraud and wire fraud And it was a complicated theory but the government's charge it was like this huge umbrella account that was basically encompassing the concept of the parents paid bribes to corrupt people and by doing this bribing they robbed the colleges of the honest services of their employees to do the right thing and do their job properly and not give swaths to kids whose parents paid bribes So the jury asked about this And the judge basically gave the jury on a smorgasbord of opportunities to convict them just on that one count alone So there were like substances accounts that the jury found guilty on every single count It was quite stunning The defense had argued vociferously that they had not paid brides And if they had paid money they understood them to be quote unquote donations to the schools So that the money they gave to this mastermind this call is corrupt college counselor named William Rick singer who had played guilty and agreed to cooperate against them They said he was the con man who had lied to them and misled them about what the true function of the money was going to be That it was legitimate development The prosecutors managed to get this verdict even without the testimony of the mastermind Rick singer How did that go Well what they did is they did play the wiretaps of these men discussing these parents discussing with singer their plan And there was a dad from Massachusetts from the cape area John Wilson is private equity executive and he was on talking to singer about possibly arranging to pay $500,000 for each of his two daughters So a $1 million to facilitate his daughter's interest into Stanford and Harvard And then he asked if he could get a two for one deal So he was haggling for a discount So he didn't want to pay more than a million And the government said that he that was showing his willingness to engage in a dirty deal And the other dad gamal Abdelaziz and he's the former wind resorts executive He was on tape talking to singer Singer actually was bragging to him that he wanted to use this fake profile that they used to get his daughter into USC as they purported basketball star that he wanted to use it for other fake athletes And Abdullah's chuckles and says I love it So the government said this is the true nature and the true understanding these two parents had that they knowingly understood that singer was corrupting the process And so it's because singer wasn't on the stand The parents didn't have an opportunity to try to make a case that he was the mastermind and he was pulling the strings Right and they were they were hoping to get him on the stand because there's plenty of occasions singer had these no teat written to install that said the government agents want me to quote unquote then the truth for example And the parents really wanted to go after singer his machinations He did apparently tell them at certain periods of time sometimes you stay with quote unquote donation wink wink or sometimes to set then when he was cooperating he changed the story and suddenly the script was it was a bribe and that their parents insisted that they had never known it was a pure bribe What the government did in this case and the judge allowed it as he allowed the government the prosecutors to put in evidence from other parents including emails their machinations and then they called one of these dads who played guilty His name was Bruce isaacson He's a Northern California businessman He and his wife played guilty to getting pain bribes to singer to get their kids into college So this dad testified about his mindset So the government said you can infer from the testimony of this other dad what these two gaps were thinking The defense vociferously argued against this they said it's unfair unfair evidence included other crimes being done that these parents didn't have anything to do with And the defense has argued they have a lot of appeals issues when they challenge it at the first circuit Coming up next what might the sentences.

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Bloomberg Radio New York

03:12 min | 2 months ago

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Bloomberg business act This is Bloomberg radio Now a global news update Former president Trump is gearing up for another fight over private documents The White House will not assert executive privilege to prevent Trump arid documents from being acquired by the House committee investigating the January 6th capitol attack As a part of this process the president has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not warranted for the first set of documents from the Trump White House that have been provided to us by the national archives Press secretary Jen Psaki called the capitol assault a unique attack on the foundations of American democracy She also called it a dark day for democracy The White House sent a letter to the national archives clearing a path for the release of the Trump documents President Biden is putting a positive spin on the latest jobs report And just 8 months since I became president in the midst of a gray public health and economic crisis unemployment rate is now down below 5% at 4.8% The U.S. added 194,000 jobs in September far below expectations Biden cited steady progress in the ongoing recovery from the COVID pandemic A Boston jury is convicting two parents in the varsity blues college admissions scandal Lisa Taylor has the latest Jurors deliberated for over ten hours before finding John Wilson and gamal Abdelaziz guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to pay bribes involving colleges that receive federal funding more than 50 parents coaches and exam administrators have been arrested in an admission scheme that attempted to have their children fraudulently admitted to universities across the country only to tailor And finally the U.S. will hold a meeting with the Taliban this weekend Multiple outlets are reporting a U.S. delegation will meet face to face with Taliban representatives in Qatar It will be the first face to face meeting between the two sides since American forces withdrew from Afghanistan back in August I'm Jim Forbes World leaders are agreeing to a global corporate tax rate of at least 15% Matt mattson has more The organization for economic cooperation and development announced the landmark deal Friday in Paris US Treasury secretary Janet Yellen praised it as a once in a generation accomplishment Yellen said it would make it easier for Americans to find a job earn a living or create a business in the global economy that deal imposes a minimum corporate tax of 15% and forces companies to pay taxes where they operate Details are still being finalized with the policy set to take effect in 2023 The officer involved in the shooting of Wisconsin man Jacob Blake last year will not face federal criminal civil rights charges the Department of Justice made the announcement Wednesday saying there is not enough evidence to prove Kenosha police officer ruston chesky who is white violated the black man's civil rights video of the August 2020 incident shows Blake trying to get back into the driver's seat of a car during a traffic stop as chesky grabs him by the shirt and shoots him in the back several.

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"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

02:05 min | 2 months ago

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on WCPT 820

"He called the capitol assault a unique attack on the foundations of American democracy She also called it a dark day for democracy The White House sent a letter to the national archives clearing a path for the release of the Trump documents President Biden is putting a positive spin on the latest jobs report In just 8 months since I became president in the midst of a gray public health and economic crisis unemployment rate is now down below 5% at 4.8% The U.S. added 194,000 jobs in September far below expectations Biden cited steady progress in the ongoing recovery from the COVID pandemic A Boston jury is convicting two parents in the varsity blues college admissions scandal Lisa Taylor has the latest Jurors deliberated for over ten hours before finding John Wilson and gamal Abdelaziz guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to pay bribes involving colleges that receive federal funding more than 50 parents coaches and examine administrators have been arrested in an admission scheme that attempted to have their children fraudulently admitted to universities across the country I'm Lisa Taylor And finally the U.S. will hold a meeting with the Taliban this weekend Multiple outlets are reporting a U.S. delegation will meet face to face with Taliban representatives in Qatar It will be the first face to face meeting between the two sides since American forces withdrew from Afghanistan back in August On Jim Forbes Joan esposito live local and progressive on willow springs is powered by ComEd lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint with a comment energy efficiency program You best for her Now we got her comedian and talk show host patty masks Live Every week night from 5 to 6 p.m. And as you would imagine that would mean that folks want to call in and join the conversation Arriving at home with patty masques Look we want to be out we want to gather and have a good time CPT a 20 Stephanie Miller doctor Sarah Nyquist an emergency medicine physician said he was asked by a.

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WCPT 820

01:40 min | 2 months ago

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on WCPT 820

"College admissions scandal Lisa Taylor has the latest Jurors deliberated for over ten hours before finding John Wilson and gamal Abdelaziz guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to pay bribes involving colleges that receive federal funding More than 50 parents coaches and examin administrators have been arrested in an admission scheme that attempted to have their children fraudulently admitted to universities across the country I'm Lisa Taylor And finally the U.S. will hold a meeting with the Taliban this weekend Multiple outlets are reporting a U.S. delegation will meet face to face with Taliban representatives in Qatar It will be the first face to face meeting between the two sides since American forces withdrew from Afghanistan back in August I'm Jim Forbes Joan esposito live local and progressive on willow springs is powered by ComEd lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint with a comet energy efficiency program There is truth and there are lies Lies toll for power and for profit And each of us has a duty and a responsibility as citizens as Americans to defend the truth and defeat the lives You're listening to 8 20 because facts matter Out Chicago You can follow CPT on all social media at 8 20 and now the tiktoks What does that mean Clips of President Biden and other progressive people Okay Okay The station is on the table Station is on the TikTok We're not taking a talk We got a TikTok We got to learn to be able to create a new dance craze We can work on it Or like tell me that you're a progressive without telling me you're a progressive Oh.

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Bloomberg Radio New York

05:29 min | 2 months ago

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"And gamal Abdelaziz guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to pay bribes involving colleges that receive federal funding more than 50 parents coaches and examine administrators have been arrested in an admission scheme that attempted to have their children fraudulently admitted to universities across the country I'm Lisa Taylor Leaders of a committee investigating the January 6th capitol attack are out with a warning for those not complying with the subpoena Democrat Benny Thompson of Mississippi and Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming say they'll consider a criminal contempt of Congress charge for those who don't comply They specifically called out former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon CDC director doctor Rochelle Walensky says human behavior will help determine when the coronavirus pandemic will come to an end She said this week vaccines are available but the unpredictable part of the whole situation is how we behave as a society She added human behavior in this pandemic hasn't served us very well Texas business leaders are boasting about their ability to Tesla and Elon Musk away from California He mentioned that the growth is limited in the Bay Area and that's absolutely true In Texas we're big and we are ripe for growth Katy grier with the Texas association of business says they expect to see more moves like this especially from California Tesla is moving their headquarters from Palo Alto to Austin where work on a new factory is nearly finished I'm Brian shook A COVID vaccine mandate is now in effect for New York's home healthcare workers with many agencies bracing for staffing shortages Sara Lee Kessler reports There are 250,000 health aids statewide and it's believed as many as 50,000 aren't vaccinated These are folks who staff home health agencies adult care and long-term care facilities and hospice Many agencies are scheduling overtime for vaccinated home healthcare workers and their prioritizing high risk patients The water level in Lake Superior is below average for the first time in over 7 years According to the international Lake Superior board the Lake is continuing its seasonal decline lakes Michigan and Huron are also down significantly from record highs in recent years Lake Erie is seeing the worst decline as the water level is expected to drop by 6 inches before the year ends Only 17 women have won a Nobel Peace Prize in its 126 year history and other interesting Nobel facts Mike Bauer reports since 1901 the Nobel Prizes are awarded to individuals and organizations whose work has led to great advances for humankind after Alfred Nobel the inventor of dynamite The oldest Nobel laureate is 99 The youngest 17 and a German pacifist and journalist a Myanmar politician and a Chinese human rights activist all were Peace Prize laureates and all were under arrest when they were awarded the Nobel Prize And in a twisted one Adolf Hitler the German dictator behind the Holocaust they killed about 6 million Jews was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1939 I'm Mike Bauer An Ohio man is the winner of a national beard competition Corey gill won the top prize in his category at this year's national beard and mustache championships Gills known as ghost for his white beard and says he has to keep his beard at under 12 inches to be part of the competition He's part of the beard mob club which works on raising money for charities I'm Brian schuck And I'm Charlie palette Bloomberg world headquarters a down day on Wall Street stocks fell treasury yields gained after weak jobs data upended bets on the Federal Reserve's policy plans while the report is unlikely to deter the fed from announcing cutbacks to its bond buying next month it may remove pressure for the Central Bank to raise rates any time soon And the station are also as chief investment strategists that I capital network It doesn't change much I think we're still squarely on track for the fed to taper later this year And the reason I say that is the detailed in my opinion were a lot more constructive than the headline Anastasia moroso with high capital network fat headline payroll growth stalled in September missing Wall Street forecasts and with more hears Bloomberg's Vinnie del giudice It's troubling America's economy and it just 194,000 jobs the smallest increase so far this year And assigned the pandemic recovery could be in jeopardy It had been going gangbusters The news complicates a potential decision by the Federal Reserve to begin scaling back economic support Much of the weakness was in the government sector public schools but private payrolls also miss forecasts It eat down judaic Bloomberg radio Administration reaction to the jobs report from U.S. labor secretary Marty Walsh This is a very complex report We looked at areas like the hospitality industry where we had 74,000 jobs gains but there was a direct correlation to not having more games because of the delta variant And then we look at education public education and those numbers those numbers are far lower than what anyone anticipated Labor secretary Marty Walsh Today the S&P fell 8 points down two tenths of 1% the Dow down 8 little change as stacked down 5 tenths of 1% Globally used 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Charlie pellet This is.

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Bloomberg Radio New York

06:05 min | 2 months ago

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Is Bloomberg radio Now a global news update The September jobs report is falling well below expectations The Labor Department says just 194,000 jobs were added last month which falls short of the 475,000 analysts at forecast However President Biden is cheering a drop in the unemployment rate which fell below 5% for the first time since last march The White House is pleased with the deal extending the debt limit to early December And obviously we are preference would have been longer term but there was a short term extension It happened through regular order We're going to continue to press to raise the debt limit and do it as it has been done in the past and a bipartisan mash fashion Press secretary Jen Psaki also told reporters that a default could have devastating consequences throughout the economy The White House will not assert executive privilege to prevent Trump era documents from being acquired by the House committee investigating the January 6th capitol attack Psaki called the capital assault a unique attack on the foundations of American democracy A Boston jury is convicting two parents in the varsity blues college admissions scandal Lisa Taylor reports jurors deliberated for over ten hours before finding John Wilson and gamal Abdelaziz guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to pay bribes involving colleges that receive federal funding more than 50 parents coaches and examine administrators have been arrested in an admission scheme that attempted to have their children fraudulently admitted to universities across the country I'm Lisa Taylor Human behavior will help determine when the coronavirus pandemic will come to an end That's according to CDC director doctor Rochelle Walensky She said this week vaccines are available but the unpredictable part of the whole situation is how we behave as a society She added human behavior in this pandemic hasn't served us very well Stocks are slightly lower to end a volatile week on Wall Street at the closing bell the Dow Jones lost 8 points to 34 7 46 I'm Brian schuck The mayor of Minneapolis is reacting to recently released police body camera footage showing officers beating a man during the unrest following the George Floyd killing Jacob fry mentioned yesterday the video is galling and he wants to make sure justice is done The body cam footage also shows officers firing tasers at demonstrators exchanging fist bumps as they sought to enforce the curfew after days of unrest Crude oil prices are flirting with highs not seen since 2014 Rory O'Neal reports for the first time in 7 years oil prices topped $80 a barrel for the year oil prices are up about 60% as demand rebounds and supplies remain tight The higher prices also come just as many American homes start to fire up the furnace because of cooler fall temperatures Crude prices are expected to keep climbing unless OPEC announces a boost in production output I'm Rory O'Neill Following a year's hiatus New York City's 2021 Columbus day parade is expected to draw huge crowds Monday Liz Warner reports Organizers say this year's parade will be the largest to march on Fifth Avenue since the pandemic hit with nearly 90 tri state organizations participating along with plenty of floats and marching bands Columbus heritage foundation president Angelo says the event marks the fact that New York City is back adding this display of Italian heritage and culture will be a celebration of discovery and unity for all Americans The parade kicks off Monday at 1130 a.m. a Georgia family is in shock after they discovered a Burmese python in their backyard Wednesday morning Paul Hernandez tells W GCL TV he heard his dog barking on their back porch early Wednesday morning He said once his father Ben woke up around 7 a.m. they went outside together to find the snake on a chair Animal controlled officers believed the python was an escaped pet and are now looking for its owner I'm Brian schuck And I'm Charlie pellet At Bloomberg world Hank waters jobs Friday and a down day for the U.S. stock market with the Dow the S&P has stack all declining S&P little change down by about two tenths of 1% Stocks fell treasury yields gained after weak jobs data upended bets on the Federal Reserve's policy plans Jeffrey Rosenberg is senior portfolio manager at BlackRock financial For the market this is really about the message we got in September from the FOMC will continue They're moving ahead on a significant policy change with significant market implications around ending the post COVID crisis era of ample liquidity through a gradual tapering and then bringing about eventually some tightening policy Black rocks Jeff Rosenberg and Ira Jersey his chief U.S. interest rate strategist that Bloomberg intelligence would be pretty hard in the near term probably to see ten year yields much above 2% if at all above 2% In large part because of the kind of meandering pace of the recovery And not only in the U.S. but indeed globally Bloomberg's Ira Jersey over at the economic policy institute senior economist Elise Gould says more needs to be done There are many more people that are hurt in today's economy than are reflected in the official unemployment rate And that includes black workers have much higher unemployment rates than white workers Hispanic workers much higher as well than what he works We need to be looking at the economy at many different measures before we think about what to really measure what the recovery is looking like Ali school of the economic policy institute S&P 500 Index down 8 points today down two tenths of 1% the Dow dropped 8 points down less than one tenth of 1% NASDAQ down 74 lower by 5 tenths of 1% Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I am Charlie pellet this is Bloomberg This is.

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Bloomberg Radio New York

01:57 min | 2 months ago

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"What I don't know Like what What are you afraid of Going to space The only one No I was there I would do it Just to be able to look back at her you can see it Oh He's been for 11 minutes All right Nancy lions I don't know if you go authentic space I'm not going in All right what do you got for world than that Anyway while President Biden is rejecting former president Donald Trump's request to block documents from the House committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. capitol White House press secretary Jen Psaki The president's dedicated to ensuring that something like that could never happen again which is why the administration is cooperating with ongoing investigations including the January 6th select committee to bring to light what happened As a part of this process the president has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not warranted for the first set of documents from the Trump White House Psaki says this is an ongoing process court fight is expected from president Trump's attorneys Well President Biden has his own take on what experts say are disappointing job numbers for September only a 194,000 jobs were added He says the cutoff date for those numbers came at a time when the delta variant was still creating havoc and vaccine mandates had not yet begun COVID cases were averaging more than 150,000 per day Since then we've seen the daily cases fall by more than one third and the continuing to trend down Biden was pleased that the unemployment rate has dropped to 4.8% Two wealthy parents have been convicted of buying their kids way into school as athletic recruits in order to gain entrance into universities It is the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal known as varsity blues Gamal Abdelaziz a former casino executive and John Wilson a former Staples executive were found guilty Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts and more than a 120 countries.

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Bloomberg Radio New York

01:34 min | 2 months ago

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Let's get a check of the latest world in national news Nancy lions is standing by hey Nancy Hey Tim a former win resorts executive and a private equity investor have both been found guilty As part of the varsity blues scandal that's the investigation into allegations that parents were cheating to get their kids into elite universities Gamal Abdelaziz was convicted of conspiracy for paying $300,000 in bribes while John Wilson was convicted for paying more than 1.2 million to get all three of his children into USC Stanford and Harvard President Biden is one of victoriana global scale almost 140 countries are agreeing on a corporate tax rate of 15% Former treasury secretary Larry summers tells Bloomberg it will level the playing field The most important global economic agreement of the 21st century so far It's important in reality because it's going to fortify tax collections from corporations for companies all over the world The U.S. Congress has yet to weigh in on the proposal You can hear the full interview with Larry summers on Bloomberg Wall Street week at 6 p.m. Wall Street time right here on Bloomberg radio Two journalists have won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for fighting for freedom of expression one of them was Maria Russo who has reported on the erosion of rights in the Philippines She recently spoke in a podcast interview about her 30 years in journalism We have shown that this asymmetrical power when the state's power is focused on journalists that.

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KOMO

02:07 min | 2 months ago

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on KOMO

"That massive college admissions cheating scandal faced decades behind bars if they're convicted The latest from ABC's Trevor alt We're hearing new audio recorded as part of the varsity blues investigation revealed as the first trial in the college admissions scandal now goes to the jury I can send him your 500,000 that you wired into my account to secure the spot for one of your girls Former Staples and gap executive John Wilson and former casino executive gamal Abdelaziz have pleaded not guilty to fraud and bribery conspiracy charges But prosecutors say they paid Rick singer the alleged ringleader cooperating with investigators to get their children labeled as recruited athletes in order to get them admitted into some of the country's most competitive schools As they get first priority First priority then a legacy will help and then some additional side to our money or do you have to do all three Wilson trying to secure two spots for his twin daughters jokingly asks for a discount There are two foreign special against women Singer makes his justification for the price They're not a good enough athlete They ask you on the best in the country And the audio revealed singer called Abdelaziz while cooperating with the government to warn him he may have to lie that his child was injured in case admissions asked why these students weren't joining the teams that had supposedly recruited them I just wanted you to know in case they call you would they ask her Rick No they won't have to prepare her No No not at all If we go to the parent they ask about it and Donald Trump and want to know what her reply was That's fine I will answer the same should they call me Attorneys for Wilson and Abdelaziz argue there's no proof they agreed to participate in anything illegal or ever intended to join a nationwide conspiracy saying the men thought they were making legitimate donations to the school And dozens of other parents and coaches charged in this scandal accepted.

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The Daily Dive

07:52 min | 2 months ago

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on The Daily Dive

"New enforcement. Finally the issue of homelessness continues to overtake many big cities across the country and homeless encampments are becoming a permanent part of the landscape. There more encampments. They're popping up in new parts of cities and are becoming communities where people live rather than temporary situation. A tula devora columnist at the washington post joins us for why this is changing. How cities look. It's news at that the noy. Let's dive in skiing. They didn't know that they were part of this alleged conspiracy. They were taking advantage of and that they know about these state athletic profiles that singers team created for many clients. Melissa corn higher education reporter at the wall street journal and co author of unacceptable privilege deceit and the making of the college admission scandal. Thanks for joining us melissa. Well that's exactly what we're gonna talk about the college admission scandal the first trial that got underway in all of this. We've talked about this for a lot of time already. Prosecutors charged fifty seven individuals in connection with the college admission scandal forty-six defendants. These are hollywood. Tv stars business. Titans coaches test proctors. Everybody who was involved in this about forty. Six of them have already pled guilty or agreed to plead guilty. So these are the kind of the first hold out the big holdouts that wanted to challenge this whole thing. Melissa you're in court for opening statements who is involved in this trial and and how did it go so we had our. They won today which was pretty exciting. We've been waiting for this for about two and a half years of the child got push back quite a bit so we have two parents on child right now and their defense attorneys and prosecutors set forth two very different versions of what these payments were all about. Whether it was a quid-pro-quo bribe to rick singer. This college counselor and university coaches and others or it was you know legitimates donation and the families were just being generous and maybe it would help their kid but there was no shirt guarantee so we have gamal abdelaziz he's a former wynn resorts executive. I think he paid three hundred thousand dollars to help. Get his daughter into usc as a basketball recruit. And then we have john wilson a private equity investor. He had a few kids that Rick singer helped him. I think he paid over a million dollars for these arrangements. John wilson worked with mixing for a son who got into. Usc anonther his twin daughters a few years later. So obviously you know we've heard all the stories and how they paid exorbitant amount of sums i think overall it was about twenty five million dollars that rick singer funneled through one of his charities or something to help get all of this stuff done. So how did opening arguments go. What are the defense. What kind of angle were they trying to work with. All of this defense lawyers who are former federal prosecutors. They're kind of top it our game so young people aren't messing around with who they got their lawyers. They try to frame it as their clients being duped by conman that thing are stole money from them that he was a smooth talker. Who bamboozled them and you know manipulated them. They didn't quite understand the extent of the scheme. They didn't know that they were part of this alleged conspiracy. They were taking advantage of and that they can even know about these state athletic profiles that singers team created for many clients. So that's that's a big part of their argument. They're also trying to make clear. That look singer is a liar and a conman and it's hard to trust whatever. He says he's not going to be speaking at child. But there's a bunch of audio recordings will be which we started to get to here today. We've seen some transcripts but here we're listening to these conversations between ricky. Earn clients is pretty exciting to hear and on that note the reason why we have those recordings because rick singer started cooperating with the authorities. Once he saw everything was going down so he was recording conversation that he was having with certain parents. That's where this audio is coming from. Which is like you said. Exciting me here because we get to hear it from them. What are the things that you mentioned in one. Your articles that defense might be doing is defense known as pure legal impossibility. This tactic that they want us. How would that figure into this. Attorneys are trying a number of tactics or they've painted on a number of halfbacks so this on the legal impossibility essentially means that the alleged fraud wasn't illegal because these payments even if they were intended as bribes didn't deprive usc of the honest work of its employees. Essentially these payments were fulfilling what these usc employees thought was their duty to fundraise for the school. And that's a big part of the defense argument that usc was one the lawyers put it today a fundraising machine fundraising was just so core to the jobs of everybody there that they were making usc victim here. They were raising money for usa. As i mentioned earlier a forty-six defendants have already pled or agreed to plead guilty. They're over here trying to fight it. They're high profile businessmen. And they're saying that they got duped. Other people already pled guilty to this. How does that figure into it. And then the prosecution. How did their opening arguments go. There's some limit to what prosecutors can bring in regarding the other parents but part of their argument is that this was a conspiracy and it doesn't matter if these guys knew the others who pleaded guilty. They're all part of the same steam so one of those people who pleaded guilty. Bruce isaacson agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and he testified today. He was the government's first witness. And it will be understand again tomorrow. But you know the prosecutors are trying to lay this out as this absolutely a conspiracy. Parents didn't necessarily run it and make every decision but they were involved in it and they knew about it and they can't proclaim ignorance or innocence. Their the prosecutors also today tried to kind of get out ahead of one of the defense arguments about rick singer and the us attorney making the opening statements shed that yes rick singers aligarh. He told people of falsehoods. He even kind of messed around after he was caught by the feds and lie to them and deleted text messages. Like he's not a boy scout but he was very clear about one thing. He was very clear about what the payments were being used for. And that's the prosecutor saying that just saying that mixing with a liar and a comment isn't enough of defense so we'll see obviously if the jury buys that melissa corn higher education reporter at the wall street journal and co author of unacceptable privileged deceit and the making the college admission scandal. Thank you very much for joining us. It's crazy how much we have to pay for outdated impersonal healthcare and even crazier that we all just accept it. It's time to face facts. Healthcare is backwards. Luckily there's forward a new approach to primary care that surprisingly personal and refreshingly straightforward forward never makes you feel like just another patient backed by top rated doctors and the latest tech forward gives you access to personalized care whenever you need it. Using in-depth genetic analysis in real time bloodwork forwards top rated doctors provide you with in-depth insights to better understand your genetics mental and physical health. 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NPR News Now

02:03 min | 2 months ago

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on NPR News Now

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NPR News Now

04:34 min | 2 months ago

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on NPR News Now

"I'm windsor johnston. President biden is on his way to the west coast today. Npr's asia roscoe reports. The president will get a firsthand look at wildfire damage in northern california before it campaigning. For governor gavin newsom. Who's facing a recall election on tuesday president. Biden's first stop will be in idaho where he'll visit the national interagency fire center then biden will head to sacramento view. Some of the destruction caused by fires this year. Massive blazes have destroyed. Buildings and blanketed states with smoke. Biden has said that climate change is helping to drive these disasters and that. There's an urgent need for action. After the stops focused on wildfires biden will attend an event in long beach. California governor gavin newsom. Who's facing a recall election. Voters will cast their ballots on tuesday aisha rasco. Npr news the whitehouse. Afghanistan will be the focus of a congressional hearing this afternoon. Secretary of state. Antony blinken is set to testify before a house committee. Lawmakers are expected to press him about the rapid fall of the afghan government and evacuations of americans and afghan allies before and after the us military's withdrawal npr's michelle kellerman reports. Blinken will also testify before a senate committee on tuesday. Senator chris murphy. A democrat from connecticut is worried that republicans on the foreign relations committee may try to turn the hearing with lincoln into a circus and try to put the blame on joe biden for twenty years worth of mistakes in afghanistan but some democrats have questions for the secretary of state about the americans at risk afghans. Who were left behind in the massive airlift operation that ended last month. The state department has facilitated dozens of departures in recent days of americans and green card holders from the airport in kabul and via overland routes michelle kellerman. Npr news washington the head of the u. n. nuclear watchdog agency says. He's reached an agreement with tehran to allow the continued of activity at iran's nuclear test sites. Npr's peter kenyon reports the announcement comes as the agency's board of governors prepares to meet this week in austria rothfield grossly director. General of the international atomic energy agency says tehran permitting. The i e eight to service its monitoring equipment and keep it u. n. inspectors still can't see what's on those recordings. However before grosses announcement western powers were threatening to push the. I a board of governors descent. You around for blocking the inspectors. That's npr's peter kenyon reporting stocks are trading mixed on wall street. At this hour the dow was up two hundred thirteen points. The nasdaq down fifty eight. You're listening to. Npr news in washington. The school year is underway in new york city. The nation's largest public school system with about one million students whose resuming in person classes for the first time in a year and a half most of the city's three hundred thousand employees must be fully vaccinated against kobe. Nineteen or undergo weekly testing opening arguments are underway in. The college admissions scandal. Trial kirk cara hazza from member station. Gbh in boston reports. Dozens of parents including celebrities have been charged with corruption and have pleaded guilty in the case but until now none has been tried to dad's former casino executive gamal abdelaziz and private equity adviser. John wilson are still fighting the charges in court. The defense will argue that these two dads thought they were playing. Within the rules of shadow system perpetuated by colleges in which rich people donate to schools to help their kids get in and that is a strong defense from two thousand feet former federal prosecutor. Jeffrey cohen says this marks the first time this system of greasing the wheels for elite has been put to the test. We're really going to have a jury of regular people who probably tried to get their kids into college. At some point deciding what went on here the prosecution will depend on wiretapped conversations for npr news. Up kirk a in boston. Stocks continue to trade mixed on wall street. The dow was up two hundred nineteen points. The smp down a point. I'm windsor johnston. Npr news in washington..

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NPR News Now

01:42 min | 2 months ago

"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on NPR News Now

"This is npr news this morning in boston opening arguments in the college. Admission scandal trial from member station. Gbh in boston kirk care. Pezzo reports that dozens of parents including celebrities have been charged with corruption and pleaded guilty in the case but until now no one has been tried to dad's former casino executive gamal abdelaziz and private equity adviser. John wilson are still fighting the charges in court. The defense will argue that these two dads thought they were playing. Within the rules of a shadow system perpetuated by colleges in which rich people donate to schools to help their kids get in and that is a strong defense from two thousand feet federal prosecutor. Jeffrey cohen says this marks the first time this system of greasing the wheels for elite has been put to the test. We're really going to have a jury of regular people who probably try to get their kids into college. At some point deciding what went on here the prosecution will depend on wiretapped conversations for npr news. Kirk has a in boston officials from the us. South korea and japan meeting in tokyo today. After north korea said it had carried out a successful test of new long range cruise missile. The north korean state news agency says the tests were carried out over the weekend. Tessa cruise missiles not by the un resolutions at band. North korea from testing ballistic missiles. But this latest test renewed concern about the country's weapons program. I'm joel snyder. And you're listening to npr news..

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First Trial in U.S. College Admission Scandal to Begin in Boston Court

NPR News Now

01:05 min | 2 months ago

First Trial in U.S. College Admission Scandal to Begin in Boston Court

"Morning in boston opening arguments in the college. Admission scandal trial from member station. Gbh in boston kirk care. Pezzo reports that dozens of parents including celebrities have been charged with corruption and pleaded guilty in the case but until now no one has been tried to dad's former casino executive gamal abdelaziz and private equity adviser. John wilson are still fighting the charges in court. The defense will argue that these two dads thought they were playing. Within the rules of a shadow system perpetuated by colleges in which rich people donate to schools to help their kids get in and that is a strong defense from two thousand feet federal prosecutor. Jeffrey cohen says this marks the first time this system of greasing the wheels for elite has been put to the test. We're really going to have a jury of regular people who probably try to get their kids into college. At some point deciding what went on here the prosecution will depend on wiretapped conversations

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"gamal abdelaziz" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

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"I'm janine herbst house speaker. Nancy pelosi says lawmakers are moving on an aggressive timeline to push a massive budget reconciliation bill through the chamber this month. Anne pierce windsor. Johnston reports the three and a half trillion. Dollar measure is facing pushback from some moderate democrats. Who argue the cost of the bill is too high speaker. Pelosi is dismissing democratic. Calls for a pause in deliberations on the spending package saying the final price. Tag of the measure is still being negotiated. I don't know what the number will be. We are marking at three point five. We're not going above that. But we have to talk about. what does it take. Where would you cut childcare family. Medical leave paid for universal pre-k. Hello added that house. Democrats will not be including a debt ceiling increase in the spending bill. Democrats are looking to approve the package through reconciliation. Which would allow the senate to bypass a republican filibuster and pass the legislation with simple-majority windsor johnston. Npr news washington and president biden a longtime supporter of labor union says the new infrastructure bill includes new public spending that will create jobs speaking from the white house. Today biden said the country was built by the middle class which unions built not wall street. Let me tell you something. Economic excess is how families like mine. Grown up working families bussed in their neck. How they're doing whether they have a little breathing room where they have a job to deliver some dignity paycheck that could support a family on he also called for the passage of legislation that would encourage the formation of unions secretary of state. Antony blinken is calling on the taliban to allow charter. Flights carrying americans and at risk afghans to depart from afghanistan. The planes have been stuck at the airport and some organizers claim. The state department isn't doing enough to help lincoln though says the. Us is doing everything in its power but that the taliban is not permitting the flights to leave in richmond virginia amid cheers from onlookers one of the largest confederate monuments in the us that of confederate general robert e. Lee has been taken down after one hundred thirty years in the formal capital of the confederacy. This after years of controversy and legal challenges for member station w. f. jad khalil has more workers made pretty short workout of the statue. They brought it down around nine. Am that meant smaller. Crowds and were expected black vendors around the site said there were still a lot of work to do in terms of dismantling institutional racism but most said removing the symbol was part of that process. Now the statue is on the ground and workers are cutting it into smaller pieces. The petzold held it looks tall in comparison. It's covered in protesters graffiti from the protest last summer. The pieces of the statue will be taken to storage until the state decides. It's fate for npr news. I'm jay khalil in richmond and you're listening to npr news the first trial of the sweeping college. Admission scandal kicks off this week. Kerr has from member station. Gbh reports dozens of parents have been charged or pleaded guilty but until now none has gone on trial. The trial comes more than two years after federal prosecutors in boston unveiled what they dubbed operation varsity blues. A national investigation into scores of affluent parents paying bribes rigging admissions tests and photo shopping athletic images with one goal to get their children into elite colleges since then forty six of the fifty. Seven parents and coaches have pleaded guilty. Some of even served up to nine months in prison. Industry and twist in january one was pardoned by former president. Donald trump now jury selection begins today in the case against two parents still fighting the charges former casino executive gamal abdelaziz and former staples and gap executive. John wilson for npr news. I'm kirs- tear in boston. Employers in the us once again posted a record number of job openings in july for the second month in a row as companies struggled to find workers the labor department says job openings rose to ten point nine million up from the previous record of ten point two million in june but the department says actual hiring fell slightly from june to july as layoffs. Rose wall street is trading lower at this hour. The dow was down ninety eight points. The nasdaq is down. One hundred and eight points. The s&p five hundred is down eleven for the s&p five hundred. That's down about two tenths of a percent. I'm janine herbst npr news..

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