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Skeptical 'Varsity Blues' Judge Gives Coach Fighter's Chance

By Chris Villani (April 13, 2022, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A former college coach's bid to overturn his conviction in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case will go before a judge who has appeared critical of the government's evidence, offering the defense a glimmer of hope in what is typically a Hail-Mary motion.

A Boston jury took just five hours to find onetime University of Southern California water polo coach Jovan Vavic guilty of taking bribes from the scheme's ringleader, William "Rick" Singer, to have the children of the wealthy admitted as phony recruits.

Within minutes of the verdict being read, Vavic's attorney, Koren Bell of Larson LLP, asked U.S. District Judge...

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