'Varsity Blues' Kids' Choice Of Sport Didn't Matter, Jury Hears

By Chris Villani (September 23, 2021, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A hedge fund founder accused of bribing his daughters' way into top schools as fake athletic recruits was told by the mastermind of the "Varsity Blues" scheme that one child's choice of sport "doesn't matter" and said the other could be a sailor even though she "hates sailing," jurors heard Thursday.

The taped call was played by prosecutors in a federal courtroom in Boston as they sought to prove John Wilson's $1.5 million payment to ringleader-turned-government cooperator William "Rick" Singer was a bribe to get Wilson's daughters into Stanford University and Harvard University.

At the government's direction, Singer called Wilson and told him...

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