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What's Next In The 'Varsity Blues' Admissions Fraud Case

By Jody Godoy (March 14, 2019, 9:52 PM EDT) -- The sweeping college admissions fraud case brought in Boston this week was unlike any public corruption case ever seen, with an unusual structure that could signal that prosecutors may look for plea deals with some parents while wielding their racketeering chops at trial against those central to the scheme.

A dizzying number of defendants — 50 in all — were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly paid William "Rick" Singer and his Edge College & Career Network to get their children into elite schools by cheating on tests and faking athletic achievements. Prosecutors went after coaches at top schools...

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