REPORT: Mastermind behind college admissions bribery scheme pleads guilty
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William “Rick” Singer promised to help high school students get into elite colleges that seemed unattainable given their grades and test scores.
He operated out of a $1.5-million Mediterranean-style home in Newport Beach.
The article goes on to state the following:
But federal prosecutors said he used fraud, lies and bribes to make those college dreams come true.
In federal court in Boston on Tuesday, Singer pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering, money laundering, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to defraud the United States in what authorities said was a scheme that funneled millions of dollars from parents to corrupt university officials and coaches through a sham charity and tutoring center.
Singer was reportedly released on a $500,000 bond after pleading guilty to multiple charges. His sentencing is set for June 19.
Rick Singer, the alleged mastermind of the college admissions scheme pic.twitter.com/Tm82ucDAcM
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— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) March 12, 2019
One of the scheme’s alleged ringleaders, William Rick Singer, would take “staged photographs” of children playing sports — and even photoshopped their faces onto the pictures of other athletes, according to prosecutors. https://t.co/IBsKyDinvc
— VICE News (@vicenews) March 12, 2019
BREAKING: Consulting company founder Rick Singer pleads guilty to running college admissions bribery scheme. https://t.co/m9nf2LlIga
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 12, 2019
Rick Singer, central figure in nationwide college admissions scheme, will be released on $500,000 bond after pleading guilty to multiple charges. Sentencing is set for June 19. https://t.co/7z1Cksn8nA pic.twitter.com/lxyWhi72K2
— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) March 12, 2019
Rick Singer promised wealthy teens elite colleges, even if they didn’t have the grades https://t.co/McGaMBTacl
— eric sondheimer (@latsondheimer) March 12, 2019
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