'Varsity Blues' Attorneys Differ On Definition Of A Bribe

Law360, Boston (June 3, 2019, 7:54 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for defendants in the so-called Varsity Blues college admissions scheme said in Boston federal court Monday that prosecutors should cough up evidence that shows some parents believed they were making donations to universities rather than bribes to coaches.

The government should be forced to turn over summaries of FBI interviews with multiple parents who have not been charged in the case, said Aaron Katz of Ropes & Gray LLP, representing parent Elizabeth Henriquez. Katz told U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley the interviews could reveal that parents believed the money they were paying to the scheme's admitted mastermind, William "Rick"...

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