BOSTON, September 15 (Hfrance.fr) - The old one Georgetown University head tennis coach has agreed to plead guilty to the charges arising from the U.S. college admissions scandal and to admit that he accepted bribes to help the children of affluent parents to enter school as fake sports recruits.
The a plea deal with Gordon Ernst announced by federal prosecutors in Boston on Wednesday came in the middle of first lawsuit resulting from "Operation Varsity Blues " investigation into the National College Admission Corruption and Fraud Program. learn more
Ernst was due to stand trial in November along with three former athletics officials at two other universities.
He will instead plead guilty to charges, including that he committed the corruption of federal programs. 'he won thanks to the scheme.
Tracy Miner, Ernst "Rick " Singer to fraudulently obtain a college placement for their children.
Singer pleaded guilty in 2019 to facilitating cheating on college entrance exams and using bribes to secure admission college students as bogus sports rookies.
Prosecutors alleged Ernst accepted $ 2.7 million in bribes wine to helpchildren of Singer clients to be admitted to Georgetown in Washington, DC
Forty-six people besides Ernst pleaded guilty, including 33 parents. These parents include "Full House " actress Lori Loughlin and "Desperate Housewives " star Felicity Huffman.
Charges remain pending against other defendants, including the former Wynn Resorts Ltd (WYNN.O) executive Gamal Aziz and founder of private equity firm John Wilson, which was tried this week.
Prosecutors allege they paid to fraudulently secure places for their children in schools, including the University of Southern California, as bogus sports recruits. They deny theWrongdoing. Report by Nate Raymond in Boston Editing by Bill Berkrot
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