US college admissions conspiracy, Dozens indicted
Mar 16, 2019 10:23 AM EDT
The US Attorney's Office of Massachusetts on Tuesday unsealed documents related to a federal investigation into a large-scale college admissions and testing bribery scheme.
The conspiracy involved a network of "athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown ... as well as parents and exam administrators." These defendants were linked through an enterprise called The Edge College & Career Network, which was a for-profit college preparatory service founded in 2007 by William Singer. Singer used a purported charity, The Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF), to funnel approximately $25 million in payments from his racketeering scheme. This racketeering scheme was two-fold: cheating college admissions exams and falsely claiming athletic recruitment.