Tampa, Florida 2021-10-08 16:50:15 –
John Wilson and Gamal Abdellajis were convicted of all charges in a college bribery scandal on Friday.
John Wilson and Gamal Abdelaziz were found guilty in all respects by a federal jury. # Boston
— Massachusetts Federal Attorney (@ DMAnews1) October 8, 2021
They were the first defendants to be tried under the Operation Varsity Blues scheme.
Prosecutor Reportedly Abdelaziz said he had paid $ 300,000 to enroll his daughter at the University of Southern California.
Wilson was convicted after prosecutors said they had paid more than $ 1 million to take their children to USC, Harvard, and Stanford.
Both parents claimed they were making a legitimate donation.
Abdellajiz and Wilson will be sentenced in February.
Thirty-three parents reportedly pleaded guilty to the plan, and parents exaggerated their children’s athletic portfolio and enrolled in prestigious schools.
Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman have pleaded guilty to their involvement in the project.
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