'Varsity Blues' Feds Hid Evidence, Ex-USC Coach Says

By Chris Villani (October 19, 2021, 1:26 PM EDT) -- A former water polo coach preparing for trial in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case argues that federal prosecutors deliberately hid evidence that calls into question the legitimacy of recorded phone calls that have been at the center of the government's case.

Jovan Vavic, in a late Monday filing, claimed that the government only recently revealed communications between investigators and AT&T Inc. that show that the court-ordered wiretap on the phone of scheme ringleader William "Rick" Singer had lapsed by the time the phone company received Singer's consent to let the government tune in while he cooperated.

The exchange between the...

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