Guidance counselors raised red flags in college admissions scandal
A parent in the largest college admissions scheme ever prosecuted is expected to plead guilty today. Los Angeles businessman Devin Sloane is alleged to have paid the scheme’s mastermind, Rick Singer, $250,000 to get his son into USC as a water polo recruit even though the teen didn’t play the sport.
When a high school guidance counselor questioned the sports credentials, one of Singer’s alleged accomplices at USC stepped in. Prosecutors say she then lied to the admissions office in an email, saying Sloane’s son was an “attack perimeter player” who competed in summer leagues in Italy, Greece, Serbia and Portugal.