Judge Refuses to Drop Collegiate Bribery Charges

Attempts by parents to block recordings as evidence in court also denied.

More than 50 high-profile parents were charged last year in the wake of an investigation into college admission fraud, dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues” by the FBI. As the court case went on, the parents charged by the FBI of bribing Ivy League schools with “donations” attempted to have their indictments thrown out, alleging that some FBI agents bullied them into fabricating evidence. This past Friday, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton refused to dismiss those charges.

In the written statement presented with the ruling, Judge Gorton said that agents were asking their moles to corroborate, not fabricate, already known evidence among the community. To legally claim that those acts are similar is “serious and disturbing”, the judge wrote in his notes. The court case will continue, and thus far nearly two dozen of those convicted have pled guilty to the charges presented.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For continued strength for District Judge Nathaniel Gorton as he issues rulings for many difficult court cases.
  • That the FBI would keep their heads high as they investigate with dignity and justice in mind.
  • For the United States Justice Department as they handle cases such as these every day.

Sources: NBC News, AP


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