• Varsity Blues Oct 25, 2021

    Ex-Georgetown U. Tennis Coach Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Case

    A former Georgetown University tennis coach pleaded guilty Monday in Boston federal court in the college admissions bribery case. Gordon Ernst was accused of accepting more than $2 million to help the children of wealthy parents get into the school in Washington. The 54-year-old, who has residences in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Falmouth, Massachusetts, appeared virtually for his Monday hearing….

  • Boston Oct 12, 2021

    $50K Fine, No Prosecution for Ex-Coach in College Admissions Scandal Deal

    Federal prosecutors have promised to drop their case against a former Wake Forest University coach charged in the college admissions bribery scandal if he pays a $50,000 fine and follows certain conditions, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. A deferred prosecution agreement filed in the case against William Ferguson says that the former coach accepts responsibility for his role in…

  • Varsity Blues Oct 8, 2021

    2 Parents Convicted in 1st Trial of College Bribery Scandal

    Two wealthy parents were convicted Friday of buying their kids’ way into school as athletic recruits in the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that embroiled prestigious universities across the country. Gamal Abdelaziz, a former casino executive, and John Wilson, a former Staples Inc. executive, were found guilty after about 10 hours of deliberations…

  • Varsity Blues Sep 13, 2021

    1st Trial in ‘Varsity Blues' College Admissions Scandal Gets Underway

    The first trial in the college admissions bribery scandal opened Monday with defense attorneys seeking to portray the two parents accused of buying their kids’ way into school as victims of a con man who believed their payments were legitimate donations. Defense attorneys said former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz and former Staples and Gap Inc. executive John Wilson never discussed…

  • Varsity Blues Sep 8, 2021

    ‘Varsity Blues' Trial Promises Fresh Insights in Old Scandal

    The first trial in the “Operation Varsity Blues” college admissions bribery scandal begins this week, with the potential to shed light on investigators’ tactics and brighten the spotlight on a secretive school selection process many have long complained is rigged to favor the rich.

  • Varsity Blues Feb 22, 2021

    Netflix Doc to Examine Man Behind College Admissions Scandal

    A Netflix documentary will use actor recreations of FBI wiretaps to tell the story of Rick Singer, the man at the center of the college admissions scandal that sent actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and and several other prominent parents to prison.

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