• Varsity Blues Oct 8, 2021

    2 Parents Convicted in 1st Trial of College Bribery Scandal

    Two wealthy parents were convicted Friday of buying their kids’ way into school as athletic recruits in the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that embroiled prestigious universities across the country. Gamal Abdelaziz, a former casino executive, and John Wilson, a former Staples Inc. executive, were found guilty after about 10 hours of deliberations…

  • Varsity Blues Sep 13, 2021

    1st Trial in ‘Varsity Blues' College Admissions Scandal Gets Underway

    The first trial in the college admissions bribery scandal opened Monday with defense attorneys seeking to portray the two parents accused of buying their kids’ way into school as victims of a con man who believed their payments were legitimate donations. Defense attorneys said former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz and former Staples and Gap Inc. executive John Wilson never discussed…

  • Varsity Blues Sep 8, 2021

    ‘Varsity Blues' Trial Promises Fresh Insights in Old Scandal

    The first trial in the “Operation Varsity Blues” college admissions bribery scandal begins this week, with the potential to shed light on investigators’ tactics and brighten the spotlight on a secretive school selection process many have long complained is rigged to favor the rich.

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