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Georgetown parent sentenced in college admissions scandal

Georgetown parent sentenced in college admissions scandal

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09/28/2019

A federal judge sentenced Stephen Semprevivo, who paid a $400,000 bribe for his son to be admitted to Georgetown as a tennis recruit, to four months in prison on Thursday. The bribe was part of the college admissions scam unearthed in Operation Varsity Blues. Semprevivo, a Los Angeles business executive, paid the sum to William…

Georgetown Gave URI Positive Reference for Former Tennis Coach after Internal Investigation into Admissions Misconduct

Georgetown Gave URI Positive Reference for Former Tennis Coach after Internal Investigation into Admissions Misconduct

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03/14/2019

Georgetown did not inform the University of Rhode Island (URI) about an internal investigation into Gordon Ernst, Georgetown’s former tennis coach indicted in the nationwide college admissions scandal on Tuesday, according to a URI spokesperson.  In a statement to the Voice, the spokesperson wrote that URI reached out to Ernst’s references while they were deciding…

Lawsuit Filed Against Georgetown Alleges Negligence in College Admissions Scandal

Lawsuit Filed Against Georgetown Alleges Negligence in College Admissions Scandal

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03/14/2019

Two Stanford University students have filed a class-action lawsuit against Georgetown University and the other universities listed as destinations for students in the nationwide college admissions bribery and fraud scheme unveiled Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges that the universities named as defendants “were negligent in failing to maintain adequate protocols and security measures in place to…

Nationwide Admissions Scandal Implicates Former Georgetown Tennis Coach, Parents

Nationwide Admissions Scandal Implicates Former Georgetown Tennis Coach, Parents

By: and
03/12/2019

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts unsealed two indictments against members of the Georgetown community Tuesday morning. One named former Georgetown men’s and women’s tennis coach Gordon “Gordie” Ernst as a defendant, and the other included the parents of four students admitted to Georgetown, at least three of whom eventually matriculated. Ernst…

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