Full coverage: College admissions scandal
Federal prosecutors are seeking potential deals with some of the wealthy parents charged in the sweeping college admissions scandal as investigators continue to broaden the case, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.
Like most people, I seethed with indignation when I learned about the college admissions scam factory, which authorities say utilized bribes and deception to finagle coveted acceptances for wealthy kids.
We’re often told that trust is a hard quality to develop, and the easiest of all to lose.
They include Hollywood actresses, former CEOs, a famed parenting book writer, a fashion icon, a Newport Beach college counselor and university athletic officials.
The college admissions cheating scandal that was revealed this week is shaping up to have long-term ramifications for both the parents accused in the scheme and the large world of getting into college. • Some of the parents who are accused of cheating to get their children into elite schools are facing civil lawsuits in addition to federal criminal charges.
Two of the parents charged in connection with the wide-reaching college admissions cheating scandal are no longer on Sage Hill School’s board of trustees.
When news of the nationwide college admissions fraud scandal broke this week, one local college advising company was caught in the tumult.
TPG Growth managing partner Bill McGlashan has been fired from the prominent private equity firm after allegations that he participated in a massive college admissions cheating scheme to get his son accepted at USC.
The self-described “master coach” warned parents that in the scrabble for a spot at an elite university, their children would hardly stand out without his help.
For 25 years, William “Rick” Singer was in the business of helping high school students get into some of the country’s top colleges, gaining a reputation as a master salesman who got results, but also someone who came across as devious and way too slick, according to some of those who knew him professionally.
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused a Newport Beach college admissions company of being at the center of a wide-reaching scheme to get the children of the rich and famous into elite universities through bribery and cheating.