Mum files $670b suit in college bribery scandal

Evarado Alatorre
Marcha 17, 2019

Ms Jennifer Kay Toy, who previously taught in the Oakland Unified School District in California, alleges in the lawsuit filed in San Francisco County Superior Court that the actions of those implicated in the scheme prevented her son Joshua Toy from being admitted to several colleges ensnared in the scandal. "I'm now outraged and hurt because I feel that my son, my only child, was denied access to a college not because he failed to work and study hard enough but because wealthy individuals felt that it was ok to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children's way into a good college". He is one of 50 peopel charged in the admissions scandal that included prominent business people, Hollwyood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and college atheletic departments. The court filing does not specify the colleges where her son applied or when he submitted his applications. Some would allegedly hire Singer to fraudulently boost their children's SAT and ACT scores, while others are accused of paying to have fraudulent athletic profiles created, which helped the students get into school with the assistance of allegedly corrupt coaches. President Peter Salovey's commens were just days after the former head women's soccer coach at Yale was one of the people charged in a massive college admissions scandal.

This isn't the first lawsuit to be filed in connection with the criminal probe. Two Stanford University students on Wednesday filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Stanford, USC, UCLA, the University of San Diego, the University of Texas at Austin, Wake Forest University, Yale University and Georgetown University.

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"Unqualified students found their way into the admissions rolls of highly selective universities, while those students who played by the rules and did not have college-bribing parents were denied admission", the suit reads.

Federal prosecutors allege that some parents paid between $200,000 and $6.5 million to get their children into college. Authorities have said that in many cases the teenagers were not aware of what was going on.

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