Parents convicted in Varsity Blues scam remain free during appeal

Lawyers for John Wilson and Gamal Abdelaziz have argued that their clients believed they were making legitimate donations.
By: | May 20, 2022

 

Two men convicted of buying their kids’ way into top universities will stay out of prison while they appeal their cases in the college admissions bribery scheme, a Boston judge ordered Thursday.

Also Thursday, another judge ruled that a woman who worked for the mastermind of the scheme and took online classes for students to boost their admission prospects won’t serve time behind bars.

John Wilson, a former Staples Inc. executive, and Gamal Abdelaziz, a former casino executive, were found guilty last year in the first case to go to trial in the admissions scheme involving wealthy parents and universities.

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