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Scandal:In the college admissions game, even the legal kind, money has always mattered

Mar 13, 2019 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Theparents caught up in the sweeping college admissions cheating scandal had power, money and, in some cases, fame.

What they wanted was a guarantee.

A bribery and racketeering case announced by federal prosecutors on Tuesday - netting 33 business moguls, movie stars and even a winemaker, as well as 17 others - was shocking in its scope.

But the idea that parents would try to buy their way into elite universities wasn't surprising, said former Ivy League admissions officers an...