fbpx
Sunday, October 17, 2021
No menu items!

Two wealthy dads convicted in first U.S. college admissions scandal trial

Two wealthy fathers who were the first to face trial in the U.S. college admissions scandal were convicted on Friday (October 8) of charges that they corruptly tried to buy their children’s way into elite universities as phony athletic recruits.

A federal jury in Boston found former casino executive Gamal Aziz and private equity firm founder John Wilson guilty on all charges they faced related to their payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure admissions spots for their kids.

The verdict followed 10-1/2 hours of jury deliberations and four weeks of trial in a case that exposed inequalities in higher education and the lengths wealthy parents would go to secure spots for their children at top schools.

The two are among 57 people charged over a scheme in which wealthy parents conspired with California college admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer to fraudulently secure college placement for their children.

(Production: Mana Rabiee)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Smoke from Alisal fire in California seen from ISS

Plumes of smoke billowing from the Alisal fire that has been raging in California were seen from...

Pakistan’s Chaman border, closed for days due to fear of Afghans influx

A day after protesters took to the streets of Chaman to demand for the border crossing into Afghanistan to re-open, scores were...

Devotees in Nepal celebrate Hindu festival of Dashain

In celebration of the Hindu festival of Dashain, devotees in Nepal on Friday (October 15) placed a layer of cow dung on...

ETF approval could create ‘huge’ demand for bitcoin

Bitcoin hit $60,000 for the first time in six months on Friday (October 15), nearing its all-time high, as hopes grew that...

Ex-President Bill Clinton recovering in hospital from infection

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton remained in a California hospital on Friday (October 15), where he was recovering from a non-coronavirus infection...

More Articles Like This