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"william rick singer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"william rick singer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Families Former win resorts executive command abdulaziz and private equity investor John B Wilson were convicted 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 kid's 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 the syphilis that they had not paid bribes And if they had paid money they understood them to be quote unquote donations to the schools So the money they gave to this mastermind this corrupt college counselor named William Rick singer who had pled 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 lip singer their plan And there was a dad He's from Massachusetts from the cape area John Wilson is either equity executive and he was on tape talking to singer about possibly arranging it paid $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 these are former wind resorts executives He was on tape talking to singer singer actually was bragging to him that he wanted to use the fake profile that they used to get his daughter into USC as a purported basketball star that he wanted to use it for other fake athletes and Abdel Aziz chuckles and says I love it So the government said that this is the true nature and the true understanding these two parents had that they knowingly understood that singer was corrupting the cause now 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 stinger had these no secret written to himself that 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 say was that quote unquote donation wink wink or sometimes when he was cooperating he changed the story and suddenly script 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 Is he allowed the government to prosecutors to put in evidence from other parents including emails their machinations and then they had called one of these dads who pled 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 their crimes being done at 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 That's.

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"william rick singer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

07:46 min | 1 year ago

"william rick singer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"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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"william rick singer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

07:34 min | 1 year ago

"william rick singer" 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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"william rick singer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

07:24 min | 1 year ago

"william rick singer" 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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"william rick singer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

07:29 min | 1 year ago

"william rick singer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"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 girl 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 slots to kids whose parents take 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 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 lip singer their plan And John Wilson is private equity executive and he was on Kate 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 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 we 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 stinger 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 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 soliciting Huffman 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 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 that 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 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 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 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 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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"william rick singer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:47 min | 1 year ago

"william rick singer" 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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New parent charged in college admissions scam will plead guilty

All Things Considered

00:54 sec | 3 years ago

New parent charged in college admissions scam will plead guilty

"A woman from Newport beach is the latest person to plead guilty in the college admissions scandal more on this now from K. C. R. W.'s siris castle prosecutors say that Karen little fair made a deal with William Rick singer the mastermind behind the scheme to pay nine thousand dollars to have an employee of singers college counseling business take classes online for her son the employee allegedly completed for classes enabling little fares son to graduate from Georgetown in may of twenty eighteen the government will recommend a sentence of four months in prison up to three years of supervised release and a fine of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars according to the terms of her plea agreement fifty two parents in college athletic coaches have been implicated in the bribery scandal where parents would paysinger thousands of dollars to have their kids entrance exam scores doctored some students were falsely admitted as athletic recruits despite no experience in the sports they were

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Additional Charges in College-Admissions Cheating Scandal

WSJ What's News

07:04 min | 3 years ago

Additional Charges in College-Admissions Cheating Scandal

"Errands in college admissions cheating scandal are now facing additional charges it off workplace series continues with a look at who speaks in meetings women who are not remembered for what they say are often the ones who have trouble getting promoted boss I of the thought trees this is what's news from the Wall Street Journal I'm Kim Get I'll send let's get started now are we take a closer look at the new charges facing some of the parents and the college admissions cheating scheme and why they were introduced. Here's what you missed diplomat Bill Taylor the acting. US Ambassador to Ukraine said in closed door testimony on Capitol Hill yesterday that President Trump made nearly four hundred million dollars in aid contingent on the Ukraine in President Investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden White House Press Secretary Stephanie Gresham said in a statement quote president trump has done nothing wrong there was no quid pro quo and we mentioned yesterday in our afternoon edition that Boris Johnson's Brexit plan passed a key hurdle the bill was approved by British lawmakers but that victory for Mister Johnson well it was short lived just minutes later lawmakers rejected his timetable for debating and formerly approving the bill that means that his goal of leaving the European Union by October thirty first is looking unlikely from London Jason Douglas has more on what happens next the first thing that we're waiting for is what the European Union says about an extension so Boris Johnson issue member had to request one another Europeans are going to decide exactly how long extension is on whatever they come back with kind of color what actually happens next so it expect them to simply do the UK requested which is graphic extension January thirty first probably with some wriggle-room that if you pass the deal sooner you can leave sooner and then bars Johnson says a choice either he goes for an election and I and I would winning a majority so that so that he can then pass the deal or tries to pass the deal I go into an election having said I did brexit Autumn will of course keep you updated on all the brexit twists and turns and two departures for you the first is Nike's long-term Chief Executive Mark Parker sure he'll step down in two thousand twenty after nearly fourteen years in the top job he'll be replaced by John Donahue who is a former Ebay chief executive we report that Mr Parker's departure marks a strategic shift for Nike it seemed strong sales but also been beset by a string of PR crises and Boeing's Commercial clean chief Kevin mcallister is also leaving it's the first high-level ouster from Boeing since the 737 Max crisis began Boeing reports its third quarter thanks today and analysts are expecting that will take more charges as a result of the crisis now our main story this morning it has to do with a new development and the college admissions cheating scandal a little over half thirty-five parents facing charges have played guilty but a new twist came late yesterday when prosecutors introduced new charges against eleven holdouts Charlie Turner has been finding out more from Melissa corn at the hearing and Boston Melissa Eleven parents who were allegedly involved in the nationwide college admission cheating scandal are facing additional charges what do prosecutors accused them of now so prosecutors have now added a charge for most of them regarding what's called Federal Graham Bribery essentially bribing an organization or a state or something like that that accepts at least ten thousand dollars in federal funds oh it's almost A quasi arm of the federal government so they can charge them at the federal level and this is as we say in addition to the original charges which I believe include honest services on services fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy so they most of them now have three charges against them know who are some of the defendants some of them obvious Really high-profile right so more than half of the parents have now pleaded guilty but there are still sixteen out there that have pleaded not guilty and they include actress Laurie Lachlan fashion designer Massimo g a newly former T G growth head bill mcglashan and so definitely still some big bold faced names here from your Article Melissa I'm kind of wondering this have prosecutors sort of struggled at times to make a case with as you write that you know they struggled Oh identified damages and victims in the case I guess with regard to William Rick Singer talk about that right so the prosecutor say there's definitely a crime here it's just kind of hard to explain why so the idea that this is based on an honest services fraud that there's you know the the these people are depriving the companies the employers of their honest of on a services of their employees of the coaches and things like that by having these bribe arrangements tough sell it's a complicated charge and the Probation Office when compiling pre sentencing reports for some of the people who pleaded guilty didn't declared that there wasn't a clear financial loss for the victims and the prosecutors say the victims are the colleges and the testing agencies so one of the reasons that they might have added this chart which is it offers kind of an alternative way of looking at the alleged crimes in a way that the public potential jurors potential judges this can better understand and wrap their heads around. I get the impression that cheating or lying on a college application is not a crime in itself no but there are elements of it that can be crimes if you're taking financial aid if you're getting benefits of some sort from the school of any value then it's fraud going forward what kind of hurdles do the defendant face in this case it's a tough battle for some of the defendants some of the defendants attorneys are saying these were just donations made to the university he's through an intermediary these were not bribes and that's the Line of defense that they're taking there are a few different defense theories that are now moving forward that's probably the most common and yes schools do accept donations and in some cases give preferential treatment to the families of those who donated but it doesn't quite explain the alley prosecutors allegations regarding these fake athletic profiles and essays that had false references to these ethnic feats so that's a bit of a tough nut to swallow against these defendants against these defendants yes there are again a number of different defense approach says here but for these defendants it's it's certainly not an easy when there's a reason why a lot of parents did plead already lawyers for many of the

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It's judgment day for Felicity Huffman in college admissions scheme

Politics, Policy, Power and Law

00:34 sec | 3 years ago

It's judgment day for Felicity Huffman in college admissions scheme

"Actress Felicity Huffman is returning to court to be sentenced for her role in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal the desperate housewives star is scheduled to appear in Boston federal court today after pleading guilty to a single count of conspiracy and fraud in may she is the first parent to be sentenced among thirty four charged in the scheme Hoffman has admitted to paying fifteen thousand dollars to boost her older daughter's SAT scores in twenty seventeen with the help of William Rick singer admission consultant at the center of the scheme prosecutors say Huffman's daughter was unaware of the

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Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin's College Scam: Everything We Know

Bill Cunningham

01:26 min | 3 years ago

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin's College Scam: Everything We Know

"The actress scandal mommy's were in court on Wednesday that would be publicity Huffman and Laurie Lachlan, and they were in a courtroom on Wednesday asking actually they were asked questions. And they said they knew the rights. They didn't enter please all of this is at the is the aftermath. If you will the sexy part of this suit, really now begins all of this is trace back to a man by the name of William Rick singer, who ran this scheme where parents could pay enormous amount of money to get their little boy or little girl into a great college, in some cases athletic scholarships, even if little Johnny or Jill didn't play any sports at all. Or there was also alleged cheating on interest entrance exams. Huffman and her husband who is another actor Woody mates Macy paid fifteen thousand dollars to get one of their daughters. Unlimited time for SAT tests. Prosecutors say so you have bribing you have falsification of records. You've got all the juicy stuff that makes up a federal probe that has involved. I believe in excess of fifty people that may be

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Joe Montana says he used company charged with college admissions fraud

Bloomberg Opinion

00:34 sec | 4 years ago

Joe Montana says he used company charged with college admissions fraud

"In the wake of the college admissions cheating scam. Some celebrities have gotten ahead of that scandal back in two thousand fourteen a Facebook post from one of the companies of the scams mastermind William Rick singer, touted clients like NFL legendary quarterback Joe Montana who now has tweeted that singers company provided nothing more than minimal consulting services to his family and quote as saying his kids had the pick of many schools because of their hard work golfer. Phil Mickelson also tweeted he used singers consulting business saying, obviously, he's not involved in the fraud. Is that his kids would disown him and his wife if they ever

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Businessman charged in college admissions scam pleads not guilty

John Batchelor

00:35 sec | 4 years ago

Businessman charged in college admissions scam pleads not guilty

"As the fallout continues in the wake of the college admissions cheating scam. Some celebrities are getting out ahead of the scandal. Back in two thousand fourteen a Facebook post from one of the companies of scams mastermind William Rick singer, touted clients like NFL legendary quarterback Joe Montana who now has tweeted that singers company provided quote, nothing more than minimal consulting services to his family and quote, saying his kids had the pick of many schools because of their hard work golfer. Phil Mickelson also tweeted he used singers consulting business saying, obviously, he's not involved in the fraud. Is that his kids would disown him and his wife if they ever

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Details emerge on "really smart guy" who aced tests in college scam

Brett Winterble

09:34 min | 4 years ago

Details emerge on "really smart guy" who aced tests in college scam

"So let's talk about operation varsity blues that is this this this cheating scandal case that has drawn a ton of attention. And I think for all the right reasons because this is a horrible thing to have happen in our society. When you've got a lot of deserving kids deserving based on merit being denied admission to some of the top universities because. Rich people coming in and trying to buy access for their kids. So you know, that the guy who ran this operation, the main guy with this operation was a character by the name of singer singer. But what's really interesting is the person who was tasked with taking the tests or grading the tests or proctoring the tests for the kids so that they could get their ACT and SAT numbers up. He's a guy by the name of Mark Redel? All right. So singer is the guy who ran the operation Mark, rebel or right? L is the college entrance exam counselor. Who is the main focus of the cheating on the tests component or the tweaking of the tests. So, you know, the consultant is William Rick singer. He pled guilty Tuesday in federal court in Boston to helping students cheat on their standardized tests, but the brains behind the operation was this guy rebel thirty six years old. He was supposed to be in court today in Boston. And he was the one actually filling in the bubbles. For the progeny of the actresses, and the lawyers the businesses the children of privilege rebel is a kind of an interesting guy because he's smart, and he had a lot of opportunity, and he kind of comes from a decent background. And why this guy would decide he wants to start cheating mean other than the obvious getting paid is beyond me, but rebel right L, rebel. We'll just say rebel has been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering. He's been cooperating with the investigation since February. He's actually hoping to get some leniency when all this is put debt in a statement emailed Buyoya to the Washington Post rebel apologize says he's taken full responsibility for his actions. I wanna communicate to everyone. I'm profoundly sorry for the damage. I have done and the grief I have caused those. As a result of my needless actions. I understand how my actions contributed to a loss of trust in the college admission. Nhs process. Meanwhile, as you might imagine he has been suspended indefinitely. From his job as director of college entrance exam preparation. IMG g academy a private sports academy preparatory school in Bradenton Florida that he would be suspended from that job. While this stuff is going on. He's also an alumnus of the academy this academy that he was a part of had trained hundreds of Olympic and professional athletes tuition, by the way. Seventy seven thousand dollars a year. If you live there and go to school sixty one thousand dollars a year if you just go to the school as a day student. From there. Redel the guy who has taken the test went on to Harvard University where he dazzled as an NC two A division, one tennis player and by all accounts. He really was a tennis player. He really did play tennis for Harvard. It wasn't the scam in the flimflam. He was raised in Sarasota, Florida. He was named the tennis player of the year in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine by the Herald Tribune, his hometown newspapers father is a prominent real estate lawyer in the area with degrees from Michigan state and Wayne State university of in Detroit. A woman who answered the phone at the number listed for his parents threatened to call the cops and hung up when we asked her questions. This is the Washington Post. He began his job as IMG's exam. Prep director in oh six and lives in palmetto Florida, just outside Sarasota records show. He married a college classmate and helps direct the local Harvard club of Sarasota, he has been given or he has given modest sums to local candidates. But otherwise, he's. Remains remote from high profile debates and scandals by all accounts, lives, a quality a quiet life seemingly at odds with the brazen. Acts of fraud of which he now stands accused. What should be noted? According to the Washington Post is this man rebel had no inside access at the exam companies that the parents implicated in the scheme so badly wanted to beat what he had was a Harvard degree and a good set of test taking skills. Andrew Lang the US attorney for the district of Massachusetts offered this assessment of rebels utility quote. He was just a really smart guy. He did not have inside information about the correct answers. He was just smart enough to get a near perfect score on demand or even to calibrate to score. So it didn't draw too much attention. I just need fifteen points. Get me fifteen extra points. Get me twenty extra points. That's what he was able to do. According to the indictment singer flu rebel to Houston. In different locations in California where the self-described quote master coach had bribed test administrators for their cooperation and paid the Harvard. Grad ten thousand dollars for each student whose testy either corrected or completed entirely by himself. Let me just say parenthetically. It's ten thousand dollars is nice. Nice money. How many people got busted in this in this game? Do you remember? Was like fifty. So let's say he made ten thousand. Let's say he did fifty tests any ten thousand test five hundred thousand dollars. But is that are you gonna race your entire life over a half a million bucks? When you clearly he's got skills. Sometimes the students believe they were taking the tests for themselves other times rebel actively helped him on the exam in the fall of two thousand fifteen a thirties said he sat side by side with a student as she completed her SAT in Belmont, California, providing her with answers and later gloated about getting away with cheating that was the young girl. I told you about that was in the newspaper. Authorities said in the summer of twenty eighteen he completed the ACT in Houston hotel room for the son of Jane Buckingham. The chief executive of a boutique marketing firm in Houston. I believe her book. If you look it up Jane Buckingham is her book is entitled how to get out of sticky situations. Singer boasted that rebel was his best test taker according to the indictment he could quote nail a score. He's that good. That's that's who this. This guy is the US attorney leveling echoed the assessment when he addressed reporters on Tuesday explaining how singer would discuss with parents their child's target score which had to be good. But had to allude suspicion. See can't cope from like zero to a fourteen hundred you've got to kind of work your way up. He then would direct rebel attempt to hit that exact score that they were looking for his page on the IMG academy website was removed on Tuesday a cash. Eight version includes the boarding schools account of his duties and credentials. He was a coordinator and leader of the college entrance exam prep. So he's obviously steeped in entrance exams and the college exams, so he's probably taking these tests on the side for fun. Okay. That's a b squared. Okay. That's three. Okay. That's see. Okay. That's. There's only going to be like a universe of questions. I mean, probably some of them are very familiar, and if he's taking all these tests, he's probably just getting better and better taking the same darn task course over and over again. Imagine. If like, he's just will be interesting if he just had a massive change of heart starts to out these kids bloom. What do you mean only got three hundred? I'm never gonna get it. Now. I'm going to venture now rebels page. So it says that he was basically in the test. Yeah. I think I'm gonna taverna tank out all your tests. So is the coordinator and leader of the college entrance exam. Prep was responsible for the schools, test prep curriculum and recruited tutors to fill the growing need for additional one on one tutoring. Which allowed the students to have private learning opportunities and customize their educational experience. John I'm going to see if any of them want to come and hang with you. All right. Maybe put us we're delta school. 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Actresses charged in college admissions cheating scheme

The Morning Toast

01:57 min | 4 years ago

Actresses charged in college admissions cheating scheme

"Officials have charged dozens of well-heeled parents including actresses, Felicity Huffman, and Laurie Laughlin. It's Laughlin is. Yes, I was reading in my many articles had said parentheses, it's pronounced Lachlan Laughlin. I know I wish it was so Merican in what the Justice department says was a multi-million dollar scheme to college admission standards. The parents allegedly paid a consultant then fabricated academic credentials and arrange bribes to help get their children into prestigious universities will. We're talking about deception and fraud fake test scores fake credentials fake, photographs bribed. College officials Andrew welling USA. US attorney for the district of Massachusetts said in a news conference Tuesday in Boston Lulling said thirty three parents will pay enormous sums to try to ensure that their children got into universities such as Stanford and Yale sending money to entities controlled by California man, named William Rick singer in return for -taining false records and false scores. Unimportant tests, such as the AT and ACT singer also presented his clients children as elite athletes welling said in many instances singer helped parents take stage photographs of their children engaged in particular sports. He said other times singer, and is associated associates use stock photos that they pulled off the internet photo shopping the face of the child onto the picture of the athlete and submitting them to desirable five hundred grand of that's what you're getting. She got ripped off you're getting in and it's for two kids. So it's fifty so what's so interesting is like I've so many thoughts on this whole thing. So my overall thought is like okay, you want to spend five hundred grand to get your kid into yell fine. Want to spend five hundred him to Harvard fine. Five hundred you can see like it's simply a good school. But it's not Horford. Okay. It's two hundred and fifty ahead. Okay. Whatever to get into USC as opposed to like. And only fifteen grand right because their daughter went to like some A acting. Nobody's just like it's funny. Like, a brain just like fifteen grand for a certain thing. Some people paid up to six and a half million dollars for child to get into a school.

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Lori Laughlin, Warren Levinson And Founder discussed on Brian Kilmeade

Brian Kilmeade

04:40 min | 4 years ago

Lori Laughlin, Warren Levinson And Founder discussed on Brian Kilmeade

"John. Yes. So the scam involving kids paying a bunch of money, right? Let me rephrase that their parents paying a bunch of money to get them into you know, some of the most elite universities in the country, including the university of Texas these federal investigators just kind of stumbled across this while investigating a completely different case. And now what's blown into something even bigger newly uncovered college admission scandal has managed to check about just all of the boxes money privilege and Hollywood and among those authorities say were involved is some actress Felicia humping Huffman and Lori Laughlin about about four dozen others are going to be charged in these cases charging a scheme to game the admissions process at eight sought after schools, the parents allegedly bribed, college coaches and other insiders to get their children into select schools. Now, this is not. Good athletes paying the way to get on the team. These are people that these are kids that never were on a rolling team. Never even picked up a tennis racket, but they became athletes because they paid the right coach to get on campus. Here's reporter Warren Levinson. US attorney Andrew welling says the scheme worked like this parents paid a fraudulent college consultant who bribed test proctors to boost scores on college admission tests, or he bribed coaches at schools that included Yale Stanford and southern California to claim students were being recruited for sports thirty-three parents are charged. There may be more investigation remains active. These are not the only parents involved, we suspect these probably aren't the only coaches involved. Among those charged actresses, Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman as well as an array of high powered executives a catalog of wealth and privilege Lulling said, I'm Warren Levinson. There you go now Josefa boulevard day, he's the FBI special agent in charge out of Boston some spent anywhere from two hundred thousand to six. And a half million dollars for guaranteed admission. Their actions were without a doubt, insidious, selfish and shameful. Bottom line is some parents paid hundreds of thousands of dollars, including guy that paid six million just so they can say at the at the country club. My child goes to the university of Texas exactly is the only reason that these parents have done this. Sure. Yeah. It's it's for them. Laughlin, for example, who had such a squeaky clean image full house. All these hallmark movies. She does you know. And now it's going to jail she paid five hundred thousand to get their daughter to USC the character. She played on TV had a squeaky image. Well, we none of us. Now know that she's dirty. Correct. None of us know her personally is as much as I would have liked to. I do not know her personally. So it's just it it this goes out in so many different directions. It exposes so many different things. And this is as we know this is going to be the tip of the iceberg on this thing this will explode. What does it expose what other things layers of the onion? First of all. Okay. Let's do that it exposes number one. How important it is for parents to have their kids? Go to a certain school. What it means to them? Doesn't matter. What the kids think doesn't matter if the kid is even eligible for that school by God, I'm gonna get my kid into USC. You're going to get them into Harvard or Yale. AOL or whatever exposes that. It exposes ultimately, how is how important it is for a lot of these schools in their sporting programs to have how easy it is for someone who doesn't have the right academic qualifications to get into a school because they can do really incredible things with the ball. And in this case, you have people that can't do anything with the ball or can't row, or whatever the sport is. And they still get in. And they they not only can't they can't do the sport. They don't qualify academically either. So on the SAT and ACT scam. Parents also paid singer money that he then used to bribe coaches and administrators to designate their children as recruited athletes for various school US attorney out of Massachusetts Andrew talking about William Rick singer. He's the founder of edge college and career network at Newport Beach, California, he's already pleaded guilty. He's been cooperating with the feds for many. Years. This investigation has been going on for eight years. He's parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege include for example, CEO's of private and public companies successful securities and real estate investors to well known actresses a famous fashion designer and the co chairman of a global law firm, many other names are going to be released very soon in the coming days. And this is the way he's going

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Judge approves $250K bond for Felicity Huffman

Nightside with Dan Rea

05:14 min | 4 years ago

Judge approves $250K bond for Felicity Huffman

"Well, it looks as if it had tentacles all over the country. And we're talking about is this story a sweeping college, admissions and bribery scam and pretty ingenious I mean evil, but but ingenious and we're talking about a couple of realm known Hollywood actresses. Felicity huffman. She was the star. I guess of program, very popular program called full house and Laurie Lachlan and Lori Laurie. Lock in no Huffman is was Fook Laughlin is full house and Felicity Huffman. Desperate housewives, right and Huffman appearing in court out in Los Angeles. And judge says, okay. Two hundred fifty thousand dollars bond and go free two hundred fifty thousand born is is pretty that's a pretty hefty amount. But when you figure twenty five thousand dollars cash, right? And when you figure that the amount alleged in bribes in this scheme twenty five million dollars. Yeah. That that's quite that's quite an amount of money with a lot of people fifty people indicted, including I guess the guy who was the the mastermind flipped. A guy who's appropriately named William Rick singer singer. Yes, he singing he is. And he pleaded guilty. In Boston federal court today is charged with racketeering conspiracy money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of Justice pled guilty. He'll be sentenced at a at a different point in time. So the way this work, we'll talk with some of the most distinguished universities in the country that have been touched by this Yale Georgetown, Stanford Wake Forest, you USC and others. I think there's a story tonight. That says that be you and BC in northeastern might have been touched by this. They weren't implicated the the apparently received some exam scores that that were apparently connected with this. Yeah. But we're not implicated no-one goodness. Thank goodness at my alma mater, Boston University or BC my law school, alma mater. No, one at those schools did anything wrong. No. They were not implicated in this in this game. Excellent. However coaches. At some of these schools have all lost their jobs. Yeah. Apparently, what they what the they were doing was parents of the kids who wanted to get them into these elite schools. These coaches allegedly would fake this particular kid was the greatest this or that or whatever to get them in on a on a student athlete scholarship. And then some of the parents allegedly. Made the payments in the form of donations. And whatever will they weren't high profile college coaches, we're talking about a sailing coach at at at Stanford. He's already been been fired by Stanford. I think there was what's water polo water, Paul? These were not your top line sport week Wake Forest. Volleyball coach or a head volleyball coach, I guess a women's volleyball volleyball team. And somebody who was the head of the. The head coach of of a team at UCLA. So so basically some of these students who had not participated at a high school level or anywhere. They either had not participated or were. Such far down on the. They weren't in your top tier athletes. Right. And and in some cases, photographs were doctored photographs of the of the students who were applying religiously doctored. They photo shopped high school, and and some some students allegedly had sit ins for them taking these SAT scan exams apparently at two locations one in Houston and one in in Los in Hollywood, you your kid could go and you would ask for additional time. Get a doctor's note that said that he or she had a learning disability. And as a consequence there was an individual who then would slip into the room. They paid off the people who are administering the test. Obviously everybody had left, and then this other I guess brilliant test taker would slip into the room, and that's an and yet the money that changed hands here in the millions. And yet some people. People who were qualified to get into college did not get in because of this situation every person who got in fraudulently guaranteed that another student would have gotten in in

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