'Varsity Blues' Tennis Coach Can't Sell Country Club Spot

By Aaron Leibowitz (March 28, 2019, 2:26 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge froze former Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst's ability to sell, transfer or otherwise abandon his membership at a Maryland country club late Wednesday because the government is hoping to seize the assets if he is convicted of accepting nearly $3 million in bribes from the parents of college applicants.

Ernst, who is accused of taking in more than $2.7 million in bribes, did not file a response to the proposed order after a magistrate judge invited him to indicate whether he objected. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani said the government established probable cause that the membership he shares with...

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