Times Investigation: Mark Ridley-Thomas, his son and the USC School of Social Work

Mark Ridley-Thomas
Mark Ridley-Thomas speaks to reporters in Leimert Park in November 2020.
(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

A federal grand jury has accused Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas of conspiring with Marilyn Louise Flynn, then dean of USC’s School of Social Work, to steer county money to the university in return for admitting his son Sebastian into graduate school with a full-tuition scholarship and a paid professorship.

Here is full Times coverage of the scandal: