Beijing time:2021-10-10 04:52
[NTD News October 10, 2021 Beijing time]New developments have been made in the US college admissions fraud case. The Boston Federal Court ruled on Friday that the parents of two students were guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud and bribery. They paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to admissions officers and arranged for their children to pretend to be sports students to study at the University of Southern California. The case will be pronounced in February next year.
Massachusetts Attorney Nathaniel Mendell: “The defendants in today’s verdict are powerful and successful people. They and their families enjoy privileges and opportunities that most of us can only imagine. But they would rather violate the law, the jury Now it is discovered that they have indeed violated the law and allowed their children to get enrollment places to enter the selected school.”
The two parents are Abdulaziz, the former director of Macau Wynn Casino, and Wilson, the former director of Staples, an office supplies chain.
Abdulaziz is from Las Vegas. He is accused of paying $300,000 to allow his daughter to enter the University of Southern California as a basketball player, but her daughter did not join the basketball team in high school.
Wilson was accused of paying $220,000 to allow his son to enter the University of Southern California as a water polo player. In addition, he paid $1 million for his twin daughters to enter Harvard and Stanford University.
Massachusetts Attorney Nathaniel Mendell: “What they did was an insult to hardworking students and parents. Today’s verdict proves that even if these defendants have power and privileges, they cannot be above the law.”
In March 2019, the US college admissions bribery scandal was exposed. Fifty-seven people have been accused of bribery, some of whom have pleaded guilty.
Comprehensive report by NTD reporters Li Qingyi and Lin Yi
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