April 8, 2019- Kohn, Swift & Graf is currently investigating college admissions bribery scandal.
Millions Paid as a Bribe for Undeserved College Admissions
A recent FBI investigation concluded that extremely wealthy parents and several celebrities bribed university officials and test-taking services to ensure that their children would be admitted to elite universities including, USC, Georgetown, Stanford, the University of San Diego, and Yale.
The federal investigation found that wealthy parents utilized personal connections and paid off university officials to guarantee that their children would be admitted to schools that they were otherwise unqualified to attend.
For example, according to an FBI affidavit filed in court two weeks ago, one father, who was also a professor at USC, agreed to pay a “shady” college consultant from Newport Beach $100,000 to bribe a corrupt athletic department administrator. His daughter was later admitted to USC as a star lacrosse recruit, even though she did not play the sport.
Additionally, “Rick” Singer, a consultant who ran a criminal enterprise cited in the scandal, admitted that he doctored test scores and bribed officials at a number of schools to give spots reserved for student athletes to applicants whose parents were willing to pay up to half a million dollars. Singer has acknowledged collecting about $25 million through his consulting company and a fake charity.
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