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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL : How wealth pried open a 'side door' to top colleges

Mar 14, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Professor Homayoun Zadeh was an institution at USC's dental school, rising over a four-decade academic career from student to lab director to chair of the periodontology department.

But when it came time for his own daughter to apply to USC, Zadeh allegedly turned to an off-campus connection to make sure she got in. As laid out in an FBI affidavit filed in court this week, the 57-year-old agreed to pay a shady college consultant from Newport Beach $100,000 to bribe a corrupt athletic depar...