Coach's Country Club Spot Unfrozen In 'Varsity Blues' Case

By Mike LaSusa (April 4, 2019, 10:46 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday lifted a restraining order freezing former Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst's membership at a Maryland country club after prosecutors said it had no value as a potentially seizable asset if Ernst is convicted in the so-called "Varsity Blues" scandal.

Ernst, who is accused of accepting nearly $3 million in bribes from the parents of college applicants, had been blocked from selling, transferring or otherwise giving up the membership he shares with his wife at the Chevy Chase Club because prosecutors say it might have been purchased with ill-gotten funds.

But U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani...

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