Fiscal Losses Matter In 'Varsity Blues' Sentences, Feds Say

Law360 (September 10, 2019, 8:20 PM EDT) -- The universities and standardized testing agencies impacted in the nationwide college admissions case known as "Varsity Blues" lost money due to bribes parents paid to get their children admitted through fraud, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday as he asked for that harm to factor into nearly a dozen upcoming sentencings.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen said the probation department got it wrong when it said the University of Southern California, Georgetown University, the SAT and ACT suffered "no cognizable pecuniary harm" as a result of the actions of the parents who have pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and...

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