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Appeals court tosses convictions of parents in college admissions scandal

Posted on AllSides May 11th, 2023
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A federal appeals court exonerated two parents on Wednesday who were found guilty of using bribes to get their children into school, with the ruling overturned on largely technical grounds. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Massachusetts cleared all the convictions for Gamal Abdelaziz and all but one of the convictions for John Wilson, who were both involved with “Operation Varsity Blues,” a well-known college admissions scandal that caught dozens of wealthy parents paying their children’s way into prestigious schools. The three-judge panel said in the...

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