Multiple New York Parents Charged In Alleged Ivy League Bribery Scandal
Many parents who live in New York have been charged in the alleged Ivy League bribery scandal that involves multiple celebrities.
On March 12, 2018, news broke that 46 people were charged in an elite college bribery scandal. Actresses like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were some of the celebrities included in the scandal. However, amongst the group of 46 were many New York parents.
According to the New York Daily News, there are at least 6 parents in New York who were charged in the scandal. They include George and Marcia Abbott, who according to New York Magazine are founders and chairmen of a food packaging company. As well as Gordon Caplan, co-chairmen of the Willkie-Farr law firm, Douglas Hodge, the former CEO of Pimco, Robert Zangrillo, the CEO of the Dragon Global investment fund, and William Rick Singer, the CEO of Key Worldwide Foundation.
According to CBS news, the above mentioned partook in a widespread scandal of cheating, bribery, racketeering, and other crimes to gain admission to elite colleges for their children. Some parents had stand-ins take college entrance exams for their children, paid coaches to fill recruiting slots with their non-athletic children, and faked learning disabilities for their children to get extra time on tests. Some of the schools include Stanford, Yale University, and Georgetown.