By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
We hate it when people cheat, but when the elite do it including lawyers, it is worse. It must be mentioned, however, that in many cases the children/students did not know what their parents actually did.
Rick Singer, the founder of the consulting company that devised this scheme just pleaded guilty.
At least 50 well-known people have been charged in several states and authorities are dealing with several universities. It is the largest college admissions scam EVER. Celebrities, coaches, lawyers and wealthy power-brokers have been charged with a variety of federal charges including fraud, cheating, and bribery.
This scheme goes back to at least 2011 and the money involved could be higher than $25 million. Operation Varsity Blues began as an FBI investigation in May of 2018 when the FBI stumbled across a lead on a completely unrelated and separate investigation.
Schools implicated in this operation include Georgetown University, Stanford, UCLA, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, Yale, Wake Forest and the University of Texas.
Here’s the full list:
I-Hsin “Joey” Chen
Agustin Huneeus, Jr.
Peter Jan Sartorio
William Rick Singer