SAN FRANCISCO — Two school college students have filed a lawsuit towards the College of Southern California, Yale College and different schools the place prosecutors have accused wealthy and well-known dad and mom of paying bribes to make sure their youngsters’s admission.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal courtroom in San Francisco and alleges the scholars had been denied a good alternative for admission.
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Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods claimed they had been denied a good alternative to use to Yale and USC. The lawsuit additionally named the College of California, Los Angeles, Wake Forest College, the College of San Diego, the College of Texas at Austin, Georgetown College and Stanford College.
The alleged scheme gave unqualified college students admission to extremely selective universities, stated the plaintiffs, who’re each at the moment college students at Stanford.
“Every of the colleges took the scholars’ admission software charges whereas failing to take satisfactory steps to make sure that their admissions course of was truthful and freed from fraud, bribery, dishonest and dishonesty,” the plaintiffs stated within the lawsuit.
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Fees had been introduced earlier this week towards 50 folks, together with coaches and dozens of oldsters, in a scheme the place prosecutors have stated rich dad and mom paid to rig standardized scores and bribed sports activities coaches to get their youngsters into elite universities.
The universities named have solid themselves as victims of the scheme, and have moved to distance themselves from the coaches accused of involvement.
“We perceive that the federal government believes that criminality was carried out by people who went to nice lengths to hide their actions from the college,” USC officers stated in an announcement earlier this week.
Yale officers stated earlier this week they had been cooperating with the investigation.
“Because the indictment makes clear, the Division of Justice believes that Yale has been the sufferer of a criminal offense perpetrated by its former ladies’s soccer coach,” Yale spokesman Tom Conroy stated.