• Will children at center of college admissions scandal pay a price along

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    Their parents face criminal charges, with federal prosecutors
    alleging massive fraud to get them into some of America’s most
    elite schools.

    But it’s still unclear what is going to happen to the children
    who were the beneficiaries of what prosecutors called the
    largest college admissions scam ever uncovered.

    Federal prosecutors allege cheating on standardized tests,
    bribery and faking athletic achievements to get into college —
    the types of misdeeds that would lead to serious discipline. But
    in many cases, they said, the students did not know about the
    arrangements their parents made.

    Administrators at UCLA and USC said this week they are reviewing
    student admission decisions after discovering that dozens of
    families paid huge sums to gain access to at least eight
    exclusive schools, including theirs, through bribes and lies.
    Among the parents charged were Hollywood actresses Felicity
    Huffman, of “Desperate Housewives,” and Lori Loughlin, of “Full

    A USC spokesman said Wednesday that students who applied for
    admission in the current cycle — which is underway for fall
    admits — and are tied to the scheme will be denied admission.
    That includes about half a dozen applicants.

    The school will also conduct a case-by-case review for current
    students and graduates who may have taken part in the scheme.

    “We will make informed, appropriate decisions once those reviews
    have been completed,” USC spokesman Eddie North-Hager said in a

    UCLA said that it would consider canceling admissions if any
    student was found to have lied in an application.

    “If UCLA discovers that any prospective, admitted or enrolled
    student has misrepresented any aspect of his/her application, or
    that information about the applicant has been withheld, UCLA may
    take a number of disciplinary actions, up to and including
    cancellation of admission,” the university said.

    The two schools have already fired or suspended coaches and an
    administrator accused in the case.

    USC’s senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel and men’s
    and women’s water polo coach Jovan Vavic were fired after
    allegedly receiving bribes totaling more than $1.3 million and
    $250,000, respectively, to help parents take advantage of the
    relaxed admissions standards for athletes at USC, even though
    their children were not legitimately being recruited as athletes.

    UCLA has placed men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo on leave.
    Salcedo has been charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering
    after allegedly accepting $200,000 in bribes for his role in
    facilitating the enrollment of one female student and one male
    student to the school under the pretense of being soccer
    players, though they did not play the sport competitively.

    UCLA said in the statement that it is not aware of any current
    student-athletes under suspicion.

    “The university is cooperating with the Department of Justice
    and will conduct its own review to determine the proper steps to
    take to address this matter,” it said.

    The president of Wake Forest University said in a statement that
    a student who was taken off the wait list after her parents
    allegedly used William “Rick” Singer to bribe a volleyball coach
    was admitted to the school and is currently enrolled.

    “We have no reason to believe the student was aware of the
    alleged financial transaction,” Nathan O. Hatch said.

    At Stanford, the head sailing coach was accused of accepting
    bribes to recommend two prospective students for admission,
    according to court documents. The university said neither
    student ended up at Stanford — one was denied admission and
    intended to reapply but didn’t, and the second never completed
    an application.

    Federal investigators have charged 50 people in the case, which
    has heightened the debate about the advantages the ultra-rich
    enjoy in accessing the country’s best colleges amid intense
    competition in which merit alone is not enough to assure
    admission, even for students with perfect grade-point averages
    and stellar resumes.

    The scheme, which began in 2011, centered on the owner of a for-
    profit Newport Beach college admissions company that wealthy
    parents paid to help their children cheat on college entrance
    exams and to falsify athletic records of students to enable them
    to secure admission to elite schools, including UCLA, USC,
    Stanford, Yale and Georgetown, according to court records.

    Singer, who owns the admissions company called the Edge College
    & Career Network, was charged with money laundering, obstruction
    of justice, racketeering and conspiracy to defraud the United
    States. Singer cooperated with authorities and pleaded guilty to
    the charges in Boston on Tuesday afternoon.

    It’s not the first time some of these universities have been
    ensnared in cheating scandals involving privileged students.

    In 2005, Walmart heiress Elizabeth Paige Laurie returned her USC
    degree after she was accused of paying a fellow college student
    $20,000 to do her homework.

    The move came nearly a year after Laurie’s freshman-year
    roommate, Elena Martinez, told the ABC newsmagazine “20/20” that
    she had written term papers and done assignments for the heiress
    for more than three years.

    https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-usc-ucla-college- admissions-scandal-20190314-story.html

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