Ex-Georgetown tennis coach pleads guilty in college admissions case

By: | October 26, 2021

A former Georgetown University tennis coach on Monday pleaded guilty to taking bribes as part of a massive college admissions cheating scheme, federal prosecutors said.

The scheme, masterminded by William “Rick” Singer and taken down in an investigation known as “Operation Varsity Blues,” involved wealthy parents paying for their children to be admitted to top colleges with faked test scores or falsely as athletic recruits.

Gordon Ernst, 54, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery; federal programs bribery; and filing a false tax return, prosecutors said.

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