'Varsity Blues' Judge Says Admissions Slots Not Property
By Brian Dowling (November 23, 2020, 10:12 PM EST) -- College admissions slots at the center of the "Varsity Blues" case don't qualify as property for federal wire fraud charges, a Massachusetts federal judge said Monday, applying the U.S. Supreme Court's May decision overturning the Bridgegate convictions to the university officials indicted in the high-profile admissions and testing scandal.
The decision from U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani came as she ultimately denied a motion to dismiss the charges against three former college coaches and one university athletic official all charged with taking bribes from "Varsity Blues" mastermind William "Rick" Singer and his clients in exchange for helping parents get their kids...
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